David Mc Klopper
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S2, SB2, SM2
Further personal information
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
He trains for two and a half hours a day, five days a week.
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)
He was born with Roberts Syndrome, which causes underdeveloped limbs. (randfonteinherald.co.za, 25 Jul 2017; randfonteinherald.co.za, 25 Jul 2017)
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