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Caner Askin

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3

Further personal information

Residence
Istanbul, TUR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as a form of rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi [IBBSK]: Turkey
Name of coach
Nazmi Askin [father], TUR

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to classical music. (haberturk.com, 05 Jan 2019)
Impairment
He has West syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy syndrome. (haberturk.com, 05 Jan 2019)
Other information
FATHERLY HELP
His father Nazmi retired from his job in 2009 in order to care for his son full-time, and Nazmi believes swimming has played an important role in Caner's rehabilitation. "Since I retired early, I was able to take care of Caner. We first came to the swimming pool for rehabilitation purposes. Caner was like a flower in a flowerpot before swimming. The pool is good for Caner, there is a difference between Caner 15 years ago [when he began swimming] and Caner now," says his father. (haberturk.com, 05 Jan 2019; milliyet.com.tr, 23 Dec 2019)