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Franco Smit

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Rawsonville, RSA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2009 in Worcester, South Africa.
Why this sport?
He liked to swim and was not interested in other sports.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
South Africa

General interest

Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The only disability is a negative attitude." (Athlete, 09 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He has cone-rod retinal dystrophy, a visual impairment that causes a loss of sight. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-05 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-05 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-07 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-07 2