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Andreas Katsaros

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S1

Further personal information

Residence
Thessaloniki, GRE
Occupation
Athlete, Lawyer
Languages
Greek
Higher education
Law - Aristotle University: Thessaloniki, GRE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 1996 at age nine, and began to swim competitively in 2004.
Why this sport?
He started swimming as a means of physical conditioning.
Name of coach
Giannis Alexakis [national], GRE

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Greece

General interest

Hobbies
Music, Internet, reading. (NPC, 27 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
He received an Anatolia Award at the inauguration of a new gym in Anatolia, Greece in 2008. (act.edu, 12 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 1 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final 1 2013-08-15 7