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Alex Taxildaris

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S1

Further personal information

Residence
Komotini, GRE
Occupation
Doctor
Languages
German, Greek, English
Higher education
Medicine - Medical School of Alexandroupolis: Greece

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2001, and competing a year later.
Why this sport?
He initially began swimming as a form of rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Giannis Alexakis [national]
Coach from which country?
Greece

International debut

Year
2002
Competing for
Greece

General interest

Hobbies
Cinema, computers, reading, cars. (NPC, 27 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia due to an accident from his youth. He went into the ocean to rinse some sand off himself after a day at the beach and he fell, hitting his head on a rock. (naturanrg.gr, 14 Jul 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2012-09-06 6