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David Levecq

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Italian, Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Valencia: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age 10. He began competing in Para swimming at age 14.
Why this sport?
"I liked all sports, but my parents advised me to take up swimming because of my foot."
Club / Team
CD Aquatic Campanar: Valencia, ESP
Name of coach
Miguel Vazquez Calvo [personal], ESP, from 2019

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Stockholm, SWE

General interest

Hobbies
Electronic music, sports, travelling. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the S10 50m freestyle at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer and Para cyclist Ricardo Ten. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy doing what you are doing." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (proyectofer.es, 29 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right foot and right ankle [clubfoot]. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019; cac.drac.com, 21 Jul 2011 )
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has ran in the Taronja Games in Spain, a three-day mixed sporting event for people of all ages and abilities. It gives people the chance to get involved in sports while raising money for charity. One of the events, a 1km open water race is named after him. (Twitter profile, 26 Jul 2019; yosoynoticia.es, 02 Jul 2018; superdeporte.es, 28 Jun 2017)

FROM FRANCE TO SPAIN
Born in France, at age three he and his family moved to Valencia, Spain. (proyectofer.es, 09 Apr 2019)

FURTHER STUDIES
He has a degree as a swimming coach. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 9999
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-08-31 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2012-09-01 1
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2012-09-01 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-09-06 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2013-08-12 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2013-08-16 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-13 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-13 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2015-07-17 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2015-07-17 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2015-07-18 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2016-09-09 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Swim-Off 2016-09-09 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 2016-09-12 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2016-09-12 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2016-09-13 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2017-12-03 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2017-12-06 5