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Paralympics Day 7 Preview: Charlotte Henshaw

Henshaw had both her legs amputated through the knee when she was 15 months old Photo: PA

Date of birth:

16 January 1987

Event:

100m Breaststroke SB6

Hometown:

Mansfield, Nottingham

Paralympics history:

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games100m Breaststroke (SB6): 4th

Henshaw has been swimming since the age of four and made her international debut at Beijing 2008 where she just missed out on a medal, finishing 4th. Henshaw's greatest achievement so far is winning gold in the 100m Breaststroke SB6 at the 2009 European Championships in Reykjavik, Iceland. She also managed a silver at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands, setting a European record in the process. Henshaw was born with a congential condition which meant she had a shortened femur and a missing tibia in both legs. She had both her legs amputated through the knee when she was 15 months old and began to learn to walk with artificial limbs a few months later.

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