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Kevin Paul

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Durban, RSA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Afrikaans, English, German
Higher education
Law - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University [NMMU]: Port Elizabeth, RSA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
He wanted to learn how to swim.
Club / Team
Seagulls Swimming Club: Durban, RSA
Name of coach
Graham Hill [personal], from 2014
Training Regime
He trains with South African able-bodied swimmers Chad le Clos, Myles Brown and Calvin Justus.

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
South Africa

General interest

Hobbies
Surfing, listening to music. (Twitter profile, 07 Mar 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
South African para-swimmer Natalie du Toit. (theherald.co.za, 17 Sep 2009)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Your name will be the last thing people remember about you. How will yours be remembered?" (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2008 he received the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Mayoral Award for Excellence in South Africa. (theherald.co.za, 17 Sep 2009)
Impairment
He was born with Poland Syndrome and is missing muscles on the upper left side of his body. He does not have a left pectoral muscle and he has a shorter left arm and a smaller left hand. (Facebook page, 20 Aug 2013; mype.co.za, 10 Sep 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2012-08-30 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2012-08-30 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-08-31 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 2012-09-05 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 2012-09-06 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 3 2012-09-08 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2013-08-12 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-12 8
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2013-08-14 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2013-08-14 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2013-08-15 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2013-08-15 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2013-08-18 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2015-07-13 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2015-07-14 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 1 2015-07-14 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2015-07-15 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 1 2015-07-18 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2016-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 2016-09-08 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2016-09-11 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2016-09-11 6