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Panagiotis Christakis

Athletics | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Thessaloniki, GRE
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Greek, Turkish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four in Thessaloniki, Greece, and began competing in the sport in 2000.
Why this sport?
"Swimming was the first and only sport I tried and as it turned out it was for me. I really loved it."
Name of coach
Grigoris Spanoudis [swimming]

International debut

Year
2009 [Para swimming]
Competing for
Greece

General interest

Hobbies
Water sports, fishing, travelling. (Facebook profile, 20 Jan 2021; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is my life." (Facebook profile, 27 Feb 2020)
Other sports
He was classified in both Para athletics [F40] and Para swimming [S6, SM6, SB6] for the 2022 season. (IPC, 13 May 2022)
Impairment
He was born with hypochondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 6
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2013-08-13 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-14 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-14 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2013-08-15 9
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 5
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2016-09-09 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2016-09-09 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-10 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2016-09-12 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2016-09-15 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-17 4