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BEKRIC Liam
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderMen
Age17
Place of BirthAdelaide, AUS
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2004 at age three. He began competing in 2011 at age 10.
Why this sport?
He wanted to beat his older brother, who also swam.
Club / Team
Norwood Swimming Club: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Name of coach
Brendan Keogh [national], AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Aquaman [because he likes to read Aquaman comic books]. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hobbies
Cricket, karate, basketball, football, reading comics, playing video games. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Australian Open Championships. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Injuries
In 2013 he slipped and fractured his wrist while playing football, which prevented him from training for a month. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Ambitions
Outside of sport, he wants to become a school teacher. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Impairment
At age six he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that causes a gradual loss of vision. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is an ambassador for the Royal Society for the Blind in Australia. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
14 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:24.11 
4 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:08.70 
12 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:43.32 
9 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:07.47