Alice Tai

Alice Tai

Athlete Information

  • Region

    New Milton

  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    S10 at Rio

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Alice Tai has won medals in Paralympic, World, European and Commonwealth events.

She broke onto the scene in 2014 with a strong performance at the 2014 IPC Swimming European Championships in Eindhoven, winning three European medals at the age of just 15.

Her success with 100m backstroke silver and 400m freestyle bronze in the S10 class in Eindhoven was then followed by her first gold with the British 4x100m freestyle relay 34pt quartet.

A highly successful debut IPC Swimming World Championships at Glasgow 2015 came in the form of four medals, including gold in the 4x100m medley relay 34pt alongside three individual bronze medals.

She made her Paralympic debut at Rio 2016 where she competed in five events, winning relay gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay (34pts) alongside teammates Claire Cashmore, Steph Slater and Stephanie Millward.

The highlight from her individual events was the 100m backstroke S9, where she won bronze.

At the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Tai stormed to four European titles, adding to her medal haul from the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, where she won gold and silver.

Major Results

Rio 2016

  • 100m backstroke S9: Bronze
  • 4x100m medley relay (34pt): Gold
  • 100m butterfly S10: 7th
  • 100m freestyle S10: 4th in heat 2
  • 4x100m freestyle relay (34pt): 4th

2018 World Para Swimming Championships, Dublin, Ireland

  • 100m freestyle S8: Gold
  • 100m backstroke S8: Gold
  • 100m butterfly S8: Gold
  • 4x100m medley relay (34pt): Gold

2018 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, Australia

  • 100m backstroke S8: Gold
  • 100m freestyle S8: Silver

2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, Glasgow, UK

  • 4x100m medley relay 34pt: Gold
  • 100m backstroke S10: Bronze
  • 100m butterfly S10: Bronze
  • 4x100m freestyle relay 34pt: Bronze

2014 IPC Swimming European Championships, Eindhoven

  • 4x100m freestyle relay 34pt: Gold
  • 100m backstroke S10: Silver
  • 400m freestyle S10: Bronze

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