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Go Harvey! Inspirational triple amputee teen one step closer to 2020 Paralympics in Japan – LincolnshireLive

Triple amputee Harvey Phillips is continuing his winning streak by taking home handful of titles at the Swimming Championships in Southampton.

The 13-year-old Louth Academy student took on the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 150m individual medley titles.

The inspirational teenager, who contracted meningitis when he was just nine months old, is one step closer to achieving his dream of competing in the Paralympics in Japan in 2020.

His dad Darren has always taken him swimming at the Meridian Leisure Centre in Louth where, three years ago, he was spotted by a Team GB coach who was on holiday in Lincolnshire.

He has not looked back since.

Harvey has already won a number of national titles and, despite his disability, can complete the 50m in under a minute.

He has won five gold medals and a silver at the National Championships and five golds at the Junior Nationals.

Last week, he competed in the British leg of the World Series in Sheffield.

Read more at: https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/go-harvey-inspirational-triple-amputee-1662307

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