Jake Templeton

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Jake Templeton

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Career highlights

  • Gained selection onto his first senior team for the 2014 Para Pan Pacs
  • Represented Australia at the 2015 IPC World Championships
  • Posted a qualifying time for the 2016 Rio Paralympic team

Latest Australian representation and results

  • 2016 Paralympic Games — 8th 200m individual medley, 6th400m freestyle, 10th 50m freestyle, 13th 100m freestyle, 12th 100m butterfly

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USC student Jake Templeton is set to make a splash at his Paralympic debut in Rio, representing Australia in five events at the Games. The Buderim freestyler, who is originally from Devonport in Tasmania, gained a Paralympics classification for his visual impairment at 18. Jake was born with a degenerative eye disease and is legally blind.

He moved to the Sunshine Coast three years ago and now studies Sport and Exercise Science at USC in addition to training for up to 25 hours per week. He received the Continued Excellence award at USC’s 2015 Sports Awards.

With one year left in his Sport and Exercise Science degree, Jake hopes to build a career working in a sport science role with professional sporting teams.

Jake’s swimming career highlight was making the finals of the S13 400m freestyle at the World Championships in Glasgow last year, and he hopes to match or better this performance in Rio.

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