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Mindaugas Dvylaitis

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Kaunas, LTU
Languages
English, Lithuanian
Higher education
Sports Management - Lithuanian Sports University: Kaunas, LTU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Why this sport?
He felt calm and comfortable in the water.
Club / Team
Kaunas Swimming School: Lithuania
Name of coach
Dita Jovita Kareckiene, LTU, from 2016

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Lithuania

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to audio books. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the SB11 100m breaststroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Athlete, 04 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 14 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Lithuanian Para pentathlete and javelin thrower Vytautas Girnius. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Injuries
He broke one of his toes in 2017. (lrytas.lt, 16 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named in the top 10 list of Para athletes for 2015 by the Lithuanian Paralympic Committee. (citadele.lt, 09 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He lost his sight at age six as a result of glaucoma. (kauno.diena.lt, 16 Nov 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2015-07-14 9
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 2015-07-15 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2015-07-16 9
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 2015-07-18 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2017-12-03 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2017-12-06 3