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Adam Karas

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Fröndenberg, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German, Polish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six at the DLRG Frondenberg club in Germany.
Why this sport?
His mother got him involved in the sport so that he could strengthen his back muscles.
Club / Team
Schwimmfreunde Unna : Germany
Name of coach
Peter Hornig, GER, from 2015

General interest

Hobbies
Photography, flying drones, underwater rugby. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Peter Hornig. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In September 2014 he returned to competition after several months recovery from an injury. (sfunna.de, 07 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2017 Athlete of the Year in Unna, Germany. (rsv-unna.de, 16 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport, he would like to become an engineer. (wp.de, 05 Jan 2017)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his left arm due to a congenital malformation. (wp.de, 05 Jan 2017; sport-kreisunna.de, 24 Nov 2015)