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Hamit Demir

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Ankara, TUR
Languages
English, Turkish
Higher education
International Relations - Gazi University: Ankara, TUR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming at age 17 in Ankara, Turkey.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after seeing other people with an impairment swim. "I took up swimming to aid in my rehabilitation."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK: Turkey

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Turkey

General interest

Hobbies
Meeting new people, travelling, sightseeing. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is beautiful. Interacting with people is more meaningful than anything else. This life will end somewhere for all of us. We don't have a long time to stop and think." (anadolupress.com, 04 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (anadolupress.com, 04 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was born without his hands and legs. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; todayszaman.com, 14 Jul 2010)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree in politics and social sciences at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has worked as an officer at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services in Ankara, Turkey. (skor.sozcu.com.tr, 04 Jul 2019)