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Bence Ivan

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Pécs, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Hungarian
Higher education
Coaching - University of Pecs: Hungary

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Pecs, Hungary.
Why this sport?
"My mother wanted me to learn how to swim. After agreeing to take it up, it soon became a passion for me."
Club / Team
Pecsi Sport Nonprofit Zrt: Hungary
Name of coach
Arpad Jancsik [club], HUN

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Hungary

General interest

Nicknames
The Rocket (Instagram profile, 03 Apr 2022)
Hobbies
Playing video games, fishing, supporting Hungarian football team Pecsi Vasutas SK, English football team Manchester United and Hungarian basketball team PVSK-Panthers. (Instagram profile, 03 Apr 2022; bama.hu, 24 Jun 2020; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the SM6 200m individual medley and bronze in the S6 50m butterfly at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Anatoli Petrov. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US basketball players LeBron James and Stephen Curry. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion." (Instagram profile, 18 Jun 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named 2021 Male Swimmer of the Year by the Hungarian Swimming Association [MUSZ]. (pecsma.hu, 10 Jan 2022)
Impairment
He was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2017-12-03 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2017-12-07 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2017-12-07 5