Josef Craig
Josef Craig

Josef Craig

Josef Craig

Josef is a world record holder, Paralympic Gold Medallist and MBE at just 16 years old. We caught up with the unstoppable swimmer to learn the secrets of his success…

How much time do you spend training?

17.5 hours per week in water and 4.5 in gym. My favourite pool to swim in is the London 2012 aquatic centre.

When you were young did you know you wanted to be in the Paralympics?

I was about 8 when I started competitive swimming and I saw the Paralympics and the Olympics on the TV and I said “Mum, why aren’t I there? I’m a swimmer!” She said, “Son, you’re not fast enough.” And ever since that day I’ve wanted to be.

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What goes through your mind when you're in a race?

Focus on tactics.

Any tips for budding athletes?

Play to your strengths and never give up on your dreams.

What are your three most treasured possessions?

Gold medal, MBE and my dog.

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What are your ambitions?

I want 3 golds and 3 world records!

What did you want to be when you were little?

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Who do you admire and why?

Muhammed Ali because he fought through many obstacles and still came out the best in the world.

Describe your style:

Ultra smart, always clean.

Budgie smugglers or trunks?

Budgie smugglers!

What is your formula for happiness?

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