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Data Sheet – September 16, 2012

Name: Tucker Dupree
Sport: Swimming
Discipline: S12 – Blind
Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 160
DOB: 5/11/89
Birthplace:  Raleigh, NC
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Current Residence: Clinton Township, Mich.
High School:  Garner High School (Garner, NC ’07)

Tucker Dupree is a visually impaired athlete who has excelled in the sport of swimming. Tucker lost his vision at age 17 when he was diagnosed with a rare disease called Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON).

Coach – Shawn Kornoelje – Bio

Records

  • 2 World Record in the 50m and 100m Butterfly (short course)
  • 43 American Records
  • 9 Pan-American Records

Major Competitions

  • 2013 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships, Montreal, Canada (11-17 Aug)
  • 2012 Paralympic Games in London (29 Aug – 9 Sept)
  • 2010 IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 2009 World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China

2012 Paralympic Games in London Races (29 Aug – 9 Sept)

  • Silver Medal – 100 Meter Backstroke with a time of 1:01.36 – setting a new American Record
  • Bronze Medal – 50 Meter Freestyle with a time of 24.36 – setting a new American Record
  • Bronze Medal – 100 Meter Freestyle with a time of 54.41 – setting a new American Record
  • 4th Place – 100 Meter Butterfly with a time of 1:00.15
  • 5th Place – 400 Meter Freestyle with a time of 4:24.51

London Paralympic Games

Data Points – Paralympic Games

  • 20 sports, 21 disciplines
  • 20 venues
  • 3 million + tickets
  • 4,200 athletes
  • 165 countries represented
  • 503 medal events
  • 6,500 media and broadcasters
  • 11 competition days
  • 251 world records set at the Paralympic Games

US Paralympic Team

Website

Data Points

  • 227 Americans named to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team
  • 133 men and 94 women

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