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Charles Bouwer

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Kimberley, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Sales
Languages
Afrikaans, English
Higher education
University of Stellenbosch: South Africa

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 14.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Make the most of every opportunity." (NPC, 06 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from competitive swimming in April 2015. He planned to focus on his business career. "I came to a point where I realised that I have to start focusing on the bigger picture. I simply can’t swim forever and then ask myself the day when I stop, ‘what will I do now?'" (sport24.co.za, 16 Apr 2015)

STOLEN MEDAL
The gold medal he won at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing was stolen from his parents' home in Kimberley, South Africa. (hsm.co.za, 28 Nov 2012)

HIGHER EDUCATION
He has a studied theology at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. (iol.co.za, 23 Aug 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2012-08-31 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2012-08-31 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-01 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-01 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2012-09-03 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2012-09-04 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2012-09-07 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2012-09-07 2
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2013-08-12 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-15 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-15 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-16 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2013-08-17 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 1 2013-08-17 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-18 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2013-08-18 6