A bout of COVID, a fondness for Chinese food and injury couldn’t stop Reece Dunn’s swimming gold rush in Tokyo.
Reece puts his Tokyo success down to an intense 12-week training block, coming after a period when he became overweight and struggled with mental health issues having contracted Covid.
He only joined the British Para-Swimming setup in 2019 and has already established himself with a trio of World Para Swimming Championship titles and four world records before becoming one of the starts of the Games
In a whirlwind debut year, Plymouth Leander athlete Dunn broke the S14 100m and 200m Freestyle records at June’s World Para Swimming World Series event in Berlin.
Three months later, he swam to individual gold in the S14 200m Freestyle and S14 100m Butterfly at the World Championships, as well as playing a part in the Mixed S14 4x100m Freestyle Relay team.
Reece also added an SM14 200m Individual Medley silver for good measure.
Having swam competitively from a young age, Dunn also briefly tried his hand at the aquatic discipline of diving in his formative years before concentrating solely on swimming.
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