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Tobias Pollap

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Hattingen, GER
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Business, Economics - University of Applied Sciences: Bochum, GER

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at school in 1992 at age six in Hattingen, Germany.
Why this sport?
His mother encouraged him to take up the sport for therapy. "Due to my health, a high performance sport was a chance to do something big."
Club / Team
SG Ruhr: Bochum, GER
Name of coach
Kali Hammerich, from 2017

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Germany
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General interest

Hobbies
Playing billiards, going to the cinema, bowling. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze and silver at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico, and competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017; 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family, friends, and coach Gunnar Schaefer. (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live your passion and enjoy every moment." (Athlete, 07 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was born with serious breathing problems which caused paralysis of his left side. (tsvbayer04.de, 28 May 2015; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 7
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Heat 1 4
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final Round 9999
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2012-08-31 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Heat 2 2012-09-01 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2012-09-02 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-03 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-04 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2012-09-06 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2015-07-13 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-13 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2015-07-17 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-19 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-19 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-09 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final Round 2016-09-12 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2016-09-13 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final Round 2016-09-16 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2016-09-16 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2017-12-02 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final 1 2017-12-07 9999