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Eythor Thrastarson

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Reykjavík, ISL
Occupation
Consultant
Languages
Icelandic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 1997 at the IFR disabled club.
Why this sport?
It was recommended to him.
Club / Team
KR-IFR: Reykjavík, ISL
Name of coach
Holmgeir Reynisson
Coach from which country?
Iceland
Coach from what year?
2010

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Iceland
Tournament
World Championships

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music and reading. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Ing Thor Einarsson (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Ian Thorpe (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Mind over body. Body over mind" (Athlete, 26 aug 2010)
Awards and honours
The Disabled Sports Union in Iceland named him sportsman of the year in 2008 and 2009. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He has been blind from birth. (ifsport.is 10 Dec 2007)
Other information
HANDEDNESS/FOOTEDNESS
She is ambidextrous but right-footed. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heats 11
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heats 11
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 5