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SORS Tamás
Sport Para swimming
NPC Hungary   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthPécs, HUN
Height1.85 m
Weight 90 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pécs, HUN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Hungarian
Higher education
Law - University of Pecs: Hungary
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1998 in Pecs, Hungary.
Why this sport?
He began the sport in order to stay healthy.
Club / Team
ANK Uszoklub: Pécs, HUN
Name of coach
Arpad Jancsik [club], HUN; Janos Becsey [national], HUN
General Interest
Nicknames
Carp (utanpotlassport.hu, 30 Aug 2012)
Hobbies
Playing computer games. (pecsma.hu, 07 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals [one gold, one silver, one bronze] at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Play hard." (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied swimming at the World University Games. (budapest.cafebabel.com, 21 Sep 2008)
Impairment
He was born without the lower part of his right arm. (budapest.cafebabel.com, 21 Sep 2008)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In December 2017 he was elected to serve as a member of the World Para Swimming Athletes' Advisory Group [AAG] from 2018 to 2021. (paralympic.org, 08 Dec 2017)

CHANGE OF APPROACH
He initially decided to retire from competitive Para swimming after the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but changed his mind and chose to continue competing, although only in shorter distance events. "The week-long training camps and weekly 11 training sessions practically filled my childhood and younger years. Now I want something else. At the same time, preparation and less training can still have good results. As long as I feel pleasure and strength I will continue." (mindenamisport.com, 24 May 2017; lokal.hu, 27 Oct 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2008 50m Freestyle S9 26.21
3 2008 100m Freestyle S9 56.80
3 2008 400m Freestyle S9 4:20.26
1 2008 100m Butterfly S9 59.34
4 2008 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:21.42
1 2012 100m Butterfly S9 59.54
7 2012 100m Backstroke S9 1:05.31
2 2012 400m Freestyle S9 4:17.95
7 2012 50m Freestyle S9 26.79
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM9  DSQ
3 2012 100m Freestyle S9 56.69
2 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:17.33 
6 2016 100m Freestyle S9 57.49
4 2016 50m Freestyle S9 26.04 
3 2016 100m Butterfly S9 59.85
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2006 50m Freestyle S9 28.40
14 2006 100m Freestyle S9 1:00.70
13 2006 400m Freestyle S9 4:45.02
3 2006 100m Butterfly S9 1:03.71
7 2006 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:32.65
1 2010 100m Butterfly S9 59.52
13 2010 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:27.75
9 2010 100m Freestyle S9 59.50
5 2010 400m Freestyle S9 4:25.70
6 2010 50m Freestyle S9 26.69
11 2010 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.49
7 2010 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:40.47
4 2013 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:19.40
2 2013 100m Butterfly S9 1:00.61
Heats 2017 100m Freestyle S9 1:01.29
7 2017 50m Freestyle S9 27.71
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
1 2009 100m Butterfly S9 58.30
2 2009 100m Freestyle S9 55.82
2 2009 100m Individual Medley SM9 1:04.58
3 2009 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:19.59
2 2009 50m Freestyle S9 25.18
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2014 50m Freestyle S9 26.46
3 2014 100m Freestyle S9 57.41
2 2014 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:20.73
Heat 2014 100m Backstroke S9 1:18.03
4 2014 100m Butterfly S9 1:01.27
3 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:00.78
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:22.42
11 2016 100m Freestyle S9 59.93