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Christoph Burkard

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB6, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Horgen, GER
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - HFU Furtwangen: Schwenningen, GER

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was involved in para-skiing before he began swimming in 1996 at age 13.
Why this sport?
He has always liked water.
Club / Team
TV Rottweil : Germany
Name of coach
Ute Schinkitz [national], GER

International debut

Year
1999
Competing for
Germany
Location
Braunschweig, GER

General interest

Nicknames
CB (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
His parents and his coach. (Athlete, 05 Jul 2010)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (Athlete, 05 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be strong like a tree." (christoph-burkard.com, 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Silbernen Lorbeerblattes [the Silver Laurel Leaf], a German badge of honour , for winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (bundespraesident.de, 07 Nov 2012)
Impairment
He was born without the lower parts of both of his legs. (marvmedtech.at, 24 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5,000 m Open Water S10 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 9999
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 9
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heats 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 5
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 20
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heats 6
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Medley SM8 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Medley SM8 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2012-08-31 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2012-09-05 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2012-09-05 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2016-09-15 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2016-09-15 6