Claire Cashmore comes to Paratriathlon with the experience of four Paralympic Games as a swimmer. She made her debut as a 16 year-old at the Athens 2004 Games and won her first gold medal in Rio 2016 as part of Great Britain's 4x100 Medley Relay team. She also won silver in the SB8 100m Breast stroke in Rio. She is now part of the UK Sport Lottery Funded Great Britain Paratriathlon squad after being given a place on the UKSport talent transfer programme
After competing in Rio, Cashmore took some time to reflect on her career and decided to give Paratriathlon a go. She made her major international debut at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Rotterdam in 2017, unfortunately crashing on the bike, but still finishing sixth in a very competitive PTS5 event.
Cashmore was born in Redditch, West Midlands. She was born without a left forearm. She studied linguistics at the University of Leeds, graduating in 2011.
|15th Sep 2017||2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam||6th|
|28th Jul 2017||2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series||4th|
|2nd Jul 2017||2017 Altafulla ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||1st|
"Triathlon was included in the Paralympics for the first time in Rio and it's a discipline that has long piqued my interest.. and admiration."
Cashmore was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours for services to swimming.