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Janis Plotnieks

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Family
Three sons
Residence
Latvia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2006.
Club / Team
Kipsala PK: Riga, LAT
Name of coach
Haralds Luckovskis, from 2011

General interest

Injuries
An illness caused him to miss the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (lpkomiteja.lv, 06 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming has done wonders for my life." (citadele.lv, 21 May 2012)
Awards and honours
He received an award from the Latvian Paralympic Committee for competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (tvnet.lv, 28 Nov 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a referee for the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (fina.org, 01 Jan 2013; swimming.lv, 19 Dec 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2012-09-04 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 2013-08-17 9999
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2015-07-16 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2016-09-10 6