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James Bezuidenhout

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Cape Town, RSA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English, French
Higher education
Commerce

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Why this sport?
He started swimming for rehabilitation purposes and for enjoyment.
Club / Team
Cape Dolphins: Cape Town, RSA
Name of coach
Brian Button [club]; Theo Verster [national], RSA

International debut

Year
2008

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Participating at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
South African para-swimmer Natalie du Toit. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
South African para-swimmer Natalie du Toit. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Work hard, play hard." (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Impairment
At age nine he had his leg amputated due to cancer. (witness.co.za, 07 Sep 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 9