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5 August 1996
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A Commonwealth medal was just about the only thing missing from the collection of Hannah Russell OBE, that was until Birmingham 2022.
The three-time Paralympic champion earned Commonwealth silver in the 50m freestyle S13 in Birmingham.
That silver joins a mighty collection that includes seven Paralympic, ten World, and nine European medals earned over the course of a glittering career.
It has not always been plain-sailing, however, with Russell only returning to the pool after watching the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in London following a break having suffered from anxiety and depression.
Her ambition was to make it to her third Paralympic Games, and she did just that in Tokyo, successfully defending her 100m backstroke S12 title to take her tally of Paralympic golds to three.