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Dervis Konuralp

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
London, ENG
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Higher education
Computer Science - City University : London, ENG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in London soon after learning of his disability at age nine. He started training with his first swimming coach at the age of 11.
Club / Team
Green Borough Mariners: London, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Derv. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Hobbies
Playing the piano, collecting coins and playing chess. (paralympics.org.uk, 27 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning his first ever international gold medal at the 1997 European Championships. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Most influential person in career
His first coach, Michelle Weltman. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol
British rower Steve Redgrave. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No pain, no gain." (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Awards and honours
He set the world record for the 50m butterfly [S13 classification] while competing in Sheffield, England in April 2004. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Ambitions
To be a Paralympic champion, and to be a full time property manager after his swimming career is over. (britishswimming.org, 27 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with the degenerative eye condition Stargardt's macular dystrophy at age nine. (paralympics.org.uk, 27 Jan 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle B3 Heats 11
Men's 100 m Freestyle B3 Heats 9
Men's 400 m Freestyle B3 Heats 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle B3 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke B3 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Breaststroke B3 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly B3 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Medley B3 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 49 pts Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heats 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 7
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Medley SM13 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Medley SM13 Final Round 7