Close up of Hardy in action at the pool at the 2000 Summer Paralympics
|Full��name||Jeffrey Lewis Hardy|
|Born||13 March 1959|
Narrabri, New South Wales
Jeffrey "Jeff" Lewis Hardy, OAM (born 13 March 1959) is an Australian swimmer with a vision impairment. Hardy was born in the New South Wales town of Narrabri. At the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics, he won two gold medals in the Men's 100 m Butterfly B2 and Men's 400 m Freestyle B2 events, for which he received a Medal of the Order of Australia, and a bronze medal in the Men's 200 m Medley B2 event. On 16 November 1997 in Brisbane, he set a 1500 m S12 world record that has remained unsurpassed as of August 2017, with a time of 18:57.10. At the 2000 Sydney Paralympics, he won a gold medal in the Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 event. In 2001, he was inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame.
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