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David Mc Klopper

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB2, SM2

Further personal information

Residence
Johannesburg, RSA
Languages
Afrikaans

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2012 at the Mandeville Dolphins Club in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming in order to lose weight. After he realised he had a talent for the sport, he decided to continue swimming competitively.
Club / Team
Mandeville Dolphins Club: Johannesburg, RSA
Name of coach
Tadhg Slattery, RSA
Training Regime
He trains for two and a half hours a day, five days a week.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
South Africa

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Setting an African record. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Tadhg Slattery. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born with Roberts Syndrome, which causes underdeveloped limbs. (randfonteinherald.co.za, 25 Jul 2017; randfonteinherald.co.za, 25 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S2 Heat 2 2017-12-07 9