Liz Johnson

YST Liz Johnson

Biography:

Liz was introduced to swimming at 3 after it was recommended that it could help with her cerebral palsy. As the years went by it became clear Liz was a natural in the water and she has gone on to enjoy a decorated career. Her sheer talent and commitment to the sport has been recognised away from the pool, too. She laid the final tile in the Aquatic Centre ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was given the honour of reading the athlete’s oath at the opening ceremony of her home Paralympics, where she also went on to claim another medal. At 14, Liz was already competing at a national level and made the Great Britain team shortly after.

In 2006, she claimed 3 gold medals at the IPC World Championships, building on her success at the Athens Paralympics, where she had won a silver medal 2 years previously. In 2008, Liz fulfilled a lifetime ambition by winning gold at the Beijing Paralympics, dedicating it to her mother who sadly passed away during the games. Liz went on to win a plethora of World Championship medals and added to her Paralympic medal collection at London 2012, setting a new Paralympic record on the way to her success.

Sporting Achievements:

  • Paralympic Gold, Silver & Bronze Medallist
  • Triple World Championships Gold Medallist.