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Cristiaan Du Plessis

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
F57

Further personal information

Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2010.
Why this sport?
After competing for 14 years at the highest level in swimming, he realised that it was time to find a new challenge and decided to try para-athletics.
Name of coach
Suzanne Ferreira [national], RSA

General interest

Awards and honours
He was named South Africa's Sportsman of the Year for 2004. (iol.co.za, 09 Dec 2004)
Other sports
He represented South Africa in para-swimming at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (sowetanlive.co.za. 2010)
Impairment
He has spina bifida. (ecr.co.za, 28 May 2010)

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 5
Men's 5,000 m Open Water S10 Final Round 15
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final Round 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 12
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-22 14
Men's Shot Put F56/57 Final 1 2013-07-26 9