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Sebastian Iwanow

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Berlin, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
German, English
Higher education
Sociology - Humboldt University of Berlin: Germany

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age six in Leverkusen, Germany. He began training seriously at age 10.
Why this sport?
His friends started swimming so he decided to take it up too.
Club / Team
SG Bayer: Germany
Name of coach
Jarbas in den Bosch [club], NED, from 2015; Ute Schinkitz [national], GER; Phillip Semechin [personal], GER

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Germany
Location
Edmonton, AB, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Iwi (Athlete, 20 Aug 2010)
Hobbies
Sports, going to the cinema. (tsvbayer04.de, 25 May 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S6 100m freestyle at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 10 Jul 2015)
Injuries
He had a shoulder injury in 2013 and was not able to compete at the 2013 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada, as a result. It took him several months to recover. (ksta.de, 16 Apr 2014)

He struggled with a nagging shoulder strain during 2008, due to a partially torn tendon. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)

He fractured his ankle in the middle of 2007. (leverkusener-anzeiger.ksta.de, 12 Jun 2008)

He underwent back surgery to fix a slipped disc following the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, and then suffered bursitis in his shoulder in 2005. (Athlete, 23 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is important to follow your goals and to not stop after setbacks." (paralympic.org, 20 Nov 2013)
Awards and honours
In November 2012 he received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt [Silver Laurel Leaf] for winning a silver and bronze medal at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (bundespraesident.de, 07 Nov 2012)
Impairment
He was born without kneecaps or shins. (sport.bayer.com, 17 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heats 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 8
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 5
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 6
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 1 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2012-08-30 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 2012-08-30 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-01 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-04 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-08 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-08 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2015-07-15 13
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-16 10
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2015-07-17 9999
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 2015-07-18 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-19 6