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David Kratochvil

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Czech Republic
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He initially played ice hockey but after losing his vision his mother began looking for a new sport, and he was accepted to train at a swimming club in Tachov, Czech Republic.
Club / Team
PKTA Tachov: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Rudolf Hutta [personal], CZE

General interest

Hobbies
Chess, playing the piano, guitar and accordion, ceramic modelling. (svetluska.rozhlas.cz, 14 Apr 2022; tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2021 European Championships in Madeira, Portugal. (svetluska.rozhlas.cz, 14 Apr 2022)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Rudolf Hutta. (tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named among the 2018 Best Athletes in the Tachov district of the Czech Republic. (tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (svetluska.rozhlas.cz, 14 Apr 2022)
Impairment
He has a visual impairment due to retinal cancer. (tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)