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Christos Tampaxis

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S1

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Greek, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1992.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for rehabilitation, but soon began to train and take part in competitions. He loves swimming because it offers freedom and also has minimal risk of injuries.
Club / Team
PASKA [Hellenic Association of Physically Impaired]: Greece
Name of coach
Ioannis Alexakis [national], GRE; Archontia Kazaki [national], GRE

General interest

Hero / Idol
His father. (tampaxis.gr, 19 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He received a sporting achievement award in 2015 from the Greek Paralympic Committee. (paralympic.gr, 18 Dec 2015)

He was Greece's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)

He was named the 2010 Sportsman with an Impairment of the Year by the Greek Sportscasters Association. (elpen.gr, 2012)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy which resulted in partial quadriplegia. At age 13 he underwent surgery to partly restore mobility in his legs. (elpen.gr, 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S1 Heats (S1/2) 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Heats (S1/2) 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Heats (S1/2) 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2012-09-06 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S2 Heat 1 2012-09-07 9999
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2013-08-12 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S1 Final 1 2013-08-15 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2015-07-14 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S1 Final Round 2016-09-15 4