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Tadeas Strasik

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Ústí nad Labem, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Czech, English, German
Higher education
Political Science - University of Jan Evangelista: Ústí nad Labem, CZE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age seven in Decin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Para Plavani Praha [CZE] / Ustecka Akademie Plaveckych Sportu [UAPS] [CZE]:
Name of coach
Petr Thiel [personal], CZE; Roman Eckert [UAPS], CZE

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, computer games, photography, playing with animals. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Injuries
He stopped swimming for a year when he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 15. (UJEP Sportovni Reprezentace a VS Sport Centrum Facebook page, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Ability may take you to the top but it takes character to stay there." (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named 2017 Para Athlete of the Year in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. (centropol.cz, 28 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Matyas Strasik has also represented the Czech Republic in Para swimming, and competed at the 2017 European Para Youth Games in Genoa, Italy. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019; finp.it, 12 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To win medals at the Paralympic Games and world championships. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 2021-08-26 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Final 2021-09-03 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2021-09-03 3
Madeira 2022 World Para Swimming Championships (Funchal, Portugal)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2022-06-12 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2022-06-12 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 2022-06-13 12
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 2 2022-06-16 10