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Filip Coufal

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Occupation
Lawyer
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
Law - Masarykova Univerzita: Brno, CZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1997 at age eight in Roznov pod Radhostem, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Czech Sports Association for the Physically Handicapped [CSAPH]: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jan Nevrkla [national]
Coach from which country?
Czech Republic

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, fencing, watching movies. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Participating in the finals of the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, 2006 World Championships in Durban, South Africa and the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Most influential person in career
Michal Neuwirth, coach of TJ Roznov between 1997 and 2008. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What people call fate are mostly silly deeds of their own," [A. Schopenhauer]. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Impairment
He was born with his left leg 10cm shorter than his right, with his calf bone and outer ankle missing, atrophied muscles and scoliosis. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)
Other information
INTERNSHIP
He has worked as an intern at the British Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic. His duties there involved organising events for the public centred around the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (ukinmontserrat.fco.gov.uk, 24 Oct 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 3 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 8
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heats 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 14
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 14
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heats 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 9999
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 10
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 21
Men's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 19
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 8
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2012-08-30 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-08-31 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-09-06 6