Alex Harris


Alex Harris was born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia on January 3rd, 1975 and is the Swimmer. At the age of 34, Alex Harris biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 3, 1975
Place of Birth
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Death Date
Oct 27, 2009 (age 34)
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Alex Harris Life

Alex James Harris, born in 1975 and who competed in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, representing Australia. Harris was born in Geelong, Victoria, and attended Western Heights College, where he was a champion athlete and school captain.

Harris, 18, was involved in a traffic collision in Breamlea in 1993 when another vehicle collided with Harris and several others.

One of the car's occupants was killed, and Harris was pulled from the vehicle by a volunteer firefighter who was alerted of the accident.

He was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, but he was not supposed to live.

He was left with a closed head injury to his brain as a result of the crash.

Harris discovered that although undergoing physical therapy to encourage him to walk again, he discovered that he could also swim well.

He earned a silver medal in the 100 meters freestyle S7 and was a member of the 4 x 100 m freestyle 34 pts relay team, which also received a silver medal.

In the 50 m freestyle S7 and in the 4 x 100 m medley, he received bronze medals.

He took part in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, finishing 6th and 10th in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle MD events respectively.

Harris competed in four events (100 m breaststroke SB7, 100 m freestyle S7, 50 m freestyle S7, 50 m freestyle S7) at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, but did not gain any more medals.

He also competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. In October 2009, Harris was supposed to have deep brain stimulation surgery, which would have required electrodes in his brain to calm his uncontrollable movements.

Harris committed suicide and was struck by a train at Lara, Victoria, on October 27, 2009, just days before the operation was scheduled, inspiring and encouraging new swimmers.