23772-Marinus Melianus Yowei photo

Marinus Melianus Yowei



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Two sons

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in Jayapura, Indonesia. He began competing at the 2008 National Paralympic Week in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Why this sport?
Indonesian Para swimmer Daniel Patay got him involved in the sport. "Daniel was a friend of my brother's and he had the same experience as I did [blast fishing accident]. He gave me enough motivation to move on and ultimately to take up the sport."
Name of coach
Dimin [national], INA

International debut

Competing for

General interest

Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
At age 17 he was involved in a blast fishing accident which resulted in his vision becoming impaired. He lost sight in one of his eyes and has limited visibility in the other. "My uncle was experienced in blast fishing and he had some supplies in his house. One day my friends and I were planning a party so I took several blasters to catch some fish for it. Sadly, I had no idea how the fuses work. The first one blasted successfully in the water but the second one blasted right beside me." (, 15 Jan 2016;, 08 Dec 2015)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-13 15
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-18 18
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2016-09-11 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6