Origin of Impairment
S5, SB4, SM5
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2007 at the Megalonisos Sport Club in Greece.
Why this sport?
"I always liked swimming when I was a kid. And I believed that this sport is something that is suitable for me as it is a liberating sport. I don't need to use a wheelchair. But I also would like to do equestrian and tennis."
Club / Team
Megalonisos Sport Club: Greece
He trains 14 hours per week.
Music, spending time with friends, holidaying on the Greek island Gavdos. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in both the SB3 50m breaststroke and 20 points 4x50m freestyle relay at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and competing in the S5 200m freestyle at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. "I finished last [in S5 200m in London] but the cheering of the crowd was amazing." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Argentinian revolutionary figure Che Guevara, and Indian spiritual leader Mohandas Karamchand [Mahatma] Gandhi. "For their persistence, each in a different way." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Greek footballer Dimitris Saravakos, Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona, Brazilian footballer Socrates. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
In 2000 he was involved in a motorcycle accident, which resulted in paraplegia. (balkaninsight.com, 21 Dec 2016)
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Heat 2||3|
|Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts||Final Round||8|
|Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts||Heat 1||4|
|Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts||Final Round||4|
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Final Round||4|
|Men's 50 m Freestyle S5||Heat 3||7|
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Final Round||5|
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Heat 1||2|
|Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts||Heat 1||5|
|Men's 200 m Freestyle S5||Heat 2||2012-09-01||6|
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Heat 1||2012-09-03||5|
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Heat 2||2016-09-14||5|
|Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3||Final 1||2017-12-05||3|