|Date of Birth
31 January 1999
|Place of Birth
Alice Tai has always been something of a trailblazer and her Birmingham 2022 gold further proves that.
At 17-years-old, Tai was already a World, European and Paralympic champion.
However, early in 2022 the swimmer underwent surgery to have her right leg amputated below the knee, switching to the S8 classification.
And at Birmingham, Tai roared back onto the podium with a stunning S8 100m backstroke gold.
Four years earlier, the seven time world champion won the S9 100m backstroke whilst also picking up silver in the S9 100m freestyle.
A world-renowned name in the water, Tai was unable to defend her Paralympic title in Tokyo 2021 due to an elbow injury and instead took to punditry like the proverbial duck to water, not surprising for such a keen swimmer.