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Claire Cashmore

Claire Cashmore

Team GB Paralympic Swimmer & Triathlete
Main Event:
Breaststroke & Triathlon
Best Result:
Paralympic Gold Medallist
Gold Medals:
Silver Medals:
Bronze Medals:


A seasoned Paralympian, Claire entered the world stage at only 16 years old, qualifying for Athens and coming home with 2 bronze medals, picking up a further bronze at the games in Beijing in 2008.

London 2012 saw a big boost in Claire’s profile as she was chosen to be one of the faces of Channel 4’s hugely successful Meet the Superhumans campaign – she was featured on billboards nationwide and in a number of adverts on Channel 4 speaking candidly about her disability.

Claire’s performance in the pool at London 2012 was impressive. Spurred on by the home crowds, she won silver in the SB8 100m breaststroke, bronze in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay and another silver in the 4 x 100m medley relay.

Claire built on this success in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games returing home from Brazil as Paralympic Champion in the Women's 4x100m Medley relay and collecting an individual silver in the Women's SB8 100m Breaststroke.

Claire was awarded an MBE as part of the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. In January 2017, she was selected as part of a talent transfer programme to transition to the sport of Triathlon and has had a very successful first year.

Claire is also a great ambassador for disability sport and regularly gives motivational talks to children and adults.


How important is nutrition to you and why?
Nutrition is something I am constantly thinking about, it is essential that I eat enough calories, protein, vitamins etc. A balanced diet is vital for me as an athlete to ensure that I can perform to the best of my ability in every training session. I know when I haven't eaten well as I feel really lethargic.
What’s your favourite way to keep fit?
I swim every day twice a day and workout in the gym most days but I also enjoy spinning, yoga, Pilates and dancing (even though I am terrible!!)
What’s your favourite meal/recipe?
Wow this is a hard question, I absolutely love food and find it really hard to say one favourite meal. I think I would have to go for a simple venison steak with a mushroom sauce alongside roasted vegetables and sweet potato wedges (cooked in coconut oil).
If you were stuck on a desert island and could take one person and one item, what and who would they be?
My boyfriend Dave as he could keep me entertained and so that he could get rid of the spiders and snakes! A machete so that we could chop down coconuts to drink, catch food and could make a hut for shelter.

Latest Results

** Triathlon Results **
World Cup event (UK) 2018 2nd
World Cup event (Spain) 2017 1st
British Championships 1st
World Series Race (Edmonton) 2017 4th
World Championships 2017 6th
** Swimming Results **
Women's 4x100m Medley Relay 34 Points 2016 - Rio 4:45.23 Gold
SB8 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Rio 1:20.60 Silver
MC 100m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 1:22.46 7th
MC 100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 1:12.07 Gold
MC 200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:41.62 7th