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Lucas Ludwig

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Berlin, GER
Occupation
Student
Languages
German, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1997 and started training seriously in 2000. He started swimming in Cottbus.
Why this sport?
His doctor advised him to strengthen his back, so he decided to take up swimming.
Club / Team
PSC Berlin: Berlin, GER
Name of coach
Matthias Ulm, Phillip Semechin
Coach from which country?
Germany
Training Regime
Aprox. 30 hours a week

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Germany
Location
Edmonton, AB, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Playing basketball, fishing, boating and snowboarding. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Becoming twice European Champion. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Pieter van den Hoogenband. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"How we survive is what makes us who we are." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Awards and honours
Sporthile Sporter of the Year 2008 (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Famous relatives
He is related to Paralympic German swimmer Daniel Simon. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He has a clubbed right foot and shortened right leg and restricted movement in his right ankle. Since 2010 he has dealt with the Epstein-Barr virus [EBV], which can result in Pfeiffer's disease, multiple sclerosis and cancer. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010, Infonu.nl, 20 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heats 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heats 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heats 9
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heats 13
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heats 8
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 1 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 2012-08-30 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final Round 2012-08-30 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2012-09-01 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Final Round 2012-09-04 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2012-09-04 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-05 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S10 Final Round 2012-09-05 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2012-09-06 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-08 5