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Jonas Kesnar

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Jindrichuv Hradec, CZE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Czech, English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
"I started swimming because I had a bad back and swimming helped to improve it."
Club / Team
Plavecky Klub Jindrichuv Hradec: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Jan Simek [club, national], CZE

General interest

Nicknames
Johny (kontaktbb.cz, 01 Sep 2019; Facebook profile, 16 Apr 2020)
Hobbies
Running, going out with friends. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five medals at the 2017 European Paralympic Youth Games in Liguria, Italy. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 13 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (sport.aktualne.cz, 02 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is my life." (jindrichohradecky.denik.cz, 11 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named 2021 Para Athlete of the Year in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech Republic. (nasregion.cz, 04 Mar 2022)

In 2019 he was named among the Top 10 Para Athletes in the Czech Republic by the Czech Association of Impairment Athletes [CSTPS]. (cstps.cz, 18 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right arm. (sport.aktualne.cz, 02 Jul 2018; denik.cz, 14 Nov 2017)