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Thomas Grimm

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Berlin, GER
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

Club / Team
PSC Berlin: Berlin, GER
Name of coach
Bernhard von Welck [national]

General interest

Impairment
He suffered a tumour in his spinal cord when he was 11 years old, leaving him a paraplegic. (faz.net, 21 Apr 2008)
Other information
DENIED GOLD
At the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing he was awarded his first Paralympic gold medal in the SB5 100m breaststroke but then forced to exchange the medal for a silver one after the presentation ceremony. His medal was downgraded after an initial decision to disqualify the eventual winner of the race was overturned. (tagesspiegel.de, 16 Mar 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 5
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 9999
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 5
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34 pts Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 3
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 9999
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heats 9
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Heats 4
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Final Round 3
Men's 200 m Medley SM6 Heats 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 13
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 8
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 17
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Final Round 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle Open Heats 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heats 13
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 16
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Final Round 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heats 10