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Leo Lahteenmaki

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Languages
Finnish, Swedish, English
Higher education
Chemistry - University of Jyvaskyla: Finland

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 11 in Tampere, Finland.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed the sport. He initially also played football before turning his full focus to swimming.
Club / Team
Porin Uimaseura: Finland

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Finland
Location
Esbjerg, DEN

General interest

Injuries
He was affected by a shoulder injury throughout 2010. (ksml.fi, 13 Mar 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received a sporting achievement award from the city of Jyvaskyla in Finland. (Swimming Jyvaskyla Facebook page, 28 Mar 2018)

In 2013 and 2014 he was named Para Swimmer of the Year by the Finnish Swimming Association. (swimswam.com, 09 Feb 2015; sportti.com, 14 Jan 2014)
Impairment
He is missing fingers on his left hand. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 4
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2013-08-12 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2013-08-13 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2013-08-16 9
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2013-08-17 14
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-14 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-14 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2015-07-16 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2015-07-17 18
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-18 15
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2015-07-19 19
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-12 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2016-09-13 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2016-09-15 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-04 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 3