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Enzo Verpiot

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
France
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in Para swimming at age seven.
Why this sport?
His father encouraged him to take up swimming. "Swimming gives me adrenaline during competitions and championships."
Club / Team
Handisport Valence [FRA] / Valence Triathlon [FRA]:
Name of coach
Claude Calandre, FRA; Damien Aubert, FRA
Training Regime
He trains at two clubs - with other Para swimmers at Handisport Valence, and alongside able-bodied athletes at Valence Triathlon.

General interest

Hobbies
Video games, spending time with friends, reading. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a total of 23 medals at different competitions in the 2015/16 season. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2019)
Injuries
He was affected by shoulder tendinitis in 2017. (valence.fr, 01 Jun 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nobody trains to be second." (mairie-crest.fr, 28 Aug 2015; atletnutrition.com, 01 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement award from the city of Eurre, France, in 2017. (mairie-eurre.com, 09 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 20 Mar 2019)
Impairment
His joints are impaired as a result of tibial agenesis. (swimswam.com, 02 Dec 2015)