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Jan Povysil

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Prague, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Photographer
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
Management - Metropolitan University Prague: Czech Republic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1997 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He was a former water polo player so returning to the water was a natural progression for him.
Club / Team
USK Praha: Prague, CZE
Name of coach
Andrea Vensekova [personal], from 2019; Martin Brenda [personal], from 2019
Training Regime
He does up to 11 training sessions per week. His regular daily training includes two to three hours of swimming. During high season, he trains twice a day in a swimming pool and goes to a gym five to six times a week.

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Sheffield, ENG

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies, wheelchair rugby, cooking, photography, literature, golf. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in S4 100m freestyle at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney, and bronze in S4 50m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian swimmer Alexander Popov. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Injuries
In 2018 he underwent shoulder surgery that caused him to miss the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (sport.aktualne.cz, 25 Jul 2018)
Other sports
He has played for the Czech Republic national wheelchair rugby team. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia as the result of an accident on a water slide at an aqua park in Italy, in 1997. (zijushandicapem.cz, 01 Mar 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 8
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 2 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 11
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 9
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 8
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 5
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 8
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heats (S2-4) 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final (S3-4) 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 8
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 5
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-08-31 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2012-09-02 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2012-09-03 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2012-09-06 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2012-09-06 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-09-08 9999
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-14 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-15 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-16 11
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2015-07-19 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2016-09-12 7
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2016-09-12 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-13 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2016-09-16 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-17 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2017-12-03 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-05 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2017-12-07 3