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Gerasimos Lignos

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Greece
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Greek
Higher education
Nutrition - TEI Karditsa: Greece

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four.
Name of coach
Alexia Moraitou [mother]

General interest

Awards and honours
He was presented with a special award by the Greek Paralympic Committee in 2018. (inkefalonia.gr, 26 Jan 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games in 2020 and 2024. (gazzetta.gr, 05 Oct 2016; onsports.gr, 30 Mar 2018; efimeridakefalonia.gr, 20 May 2020; Instagram profile, 15 Dec 2020)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with retinal cone dystrophy at age 15. (gazzetta.gr, 05 Oct 2016)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 he began studying for a master's degree in clinical nutrition and dietetics at the International Hellenic University in Thermi, Greece. (Facebook profile, 14 Jan 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2016-09-11 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 2016-09-11 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-14 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S13 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2017-12-06 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2017-12-06 2