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Thomas Borg

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Residence
Paola, MLT
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, German, Maltese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2020.
Why this sport?
He switched to Para athletics after an injury to his shoulders during the 2019/20 Para swimming season ended his career in the pool.
Club / Team
Exiles Sports Club: Malta
Name of coach
Kevin Galea

General interest

Hobbies
Videography, playing video games, trekking, cycling. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2021 European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021, 12 Sep 2019)
Injuries
He developed bursitis and tendinitis in both of his shoulders during the 2019/20 Para swimming season. In 2020 he switched to competing in Para athletics due to his shoulder injuries. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021; Facebook page, 01 Jan 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always felt that my greatest asset is not my physical ability, it is my mental ability." (guidememalta.com, 14 Sep 2018)
Other sports
He represented Malta in Para swimming at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at multiple Paralympic Games, and to win a Paralympic medal by the 2028 Games in Los Angeles. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2021)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right arm. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; guidememalta.com, 14 Sep 2018)