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Christopher Sergeant-Tsonos

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
As a child he was afraid of water so his mother encouraged him to take swimming lessons. "It scared the heck out of me to get into the pool. It was one of the most terrifying events for me going to the pool. [Eventually] I got in the water because I wanted to do triathlon."
Club / Team
Kingston Y Penguins Aquatic Club: Canada
Name of coach
Vicki Keith [club], CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Chris (paralympic.ca, Aug 2015)
Hobbies
Basketball. (swimming.ca, Feb 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vicki Keith. (thewhig.com, 21 Aug 2009)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. Doctors initially feared he would not live for more than a week, and if he did survive he would need a wheelchair. He defied both concerns and grew up without the need for a wheelchair. (natation.ca, 21 Jul 2010; thewhig.com, 21 Aug 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 2 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2013-08-12 11
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2013-08-17 15
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2013-08-18 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2013-08-18 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2013-08-18 8