Jaka Gimpelj

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Languages
Croatian, English, Slovene

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began focusing on swimming in 2012.
Why this sport?
He played water polo as a youngster, but he took up swimming after watching the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. "I feel that water is my natural environment."
Name of coach
Jana Cander [national], SLO

General interest

Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Slovenian Para swimmer Darko Duric. (mladi-upi.si, 01 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (mladi-upi.si, 01 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He was born without his right forearm. (mladi-upi.si, 01 Jan 2014)