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Philip Scholz

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Long Island City, NY, USA
Higher education
International Studies - Loyola University: Baltimore, MD, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started swimming as a child in his hometown of Mount Sinai, New York, after moving there from Germany at the age of seven.
Why this sport?
Swimming was suggested to his mother by their neighbours, who had three kids that all swam, and he took to the sport immediately. Frequent eye surgeries left him unable to take part in contact sports so swimming proved to be the perfect outlet for him.
Club / Team
TVSC - Three Village Swim Club: Long Island City, NY, USA
Name of coach
Barry Roffer

General interest

Hobbies
Writing, listening to audio books and travelling. (US Paralympics, 05 Mar 2010)
Awards and honours
He was nominated for the 2008 ESPY Award for Best Male Athlete with a Disability. (US Paralympics, 05 Mar 2010)

He won the 2007 McKinley Award for Best Male Athlete in his high school district. (US Paralympics, 05 Mar 2010)
Impairment
His vision loss is the result of a connective tissue disorder called Stickler Syndrome, a congenital condition which causes retina detachment as well as cleft palate, hearing loss, high myopia, cataract and potentially arthritis. He lost vision in one eye at age six, and in the other eye at the age of 14 due to retina detachment. (US Paralympics, 05 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 3 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 2 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S11 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 1 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 4