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Matyas Strasik

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Ústí nad Labem, CZE
Occupation
Student
Languages
Czech, English, German

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.
Club / Team
SK Kontakt Praha: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Petr Thiel [personal], CZE, from 2016

General interest

Nicknames
Maty, Mat'a (Athlete, 12 Mar 2019)
Hobbies
Writing, studying, animals, psychology. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2015 IWAS [International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation] World Games in Sochi, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2019)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Tadeas Strasik has also represented the Czech Republic in Para swimming, and competed at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 12 Mar 2019; paralympic.org, 18 Aug 2018)