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Tomas Hlavinka

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4

Further personal information

Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
International Relations - Metropolitan University Prague: Czech Republic

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 1997 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He originally used the sport as a form of physical therapy.

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Czech Republic

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Jan Nevrkla. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His sister Jana has competed in Para swimming. (denik.cz, 24 Jul 2013)
Impairment
He has paraplegia. (kontaktbb.cz, 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a sports journalist for the Czech news website 'idnes.cz'. (idnes.cz, 02 Mar 2019; sport.idnes.cz, 05 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 16
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 11
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 9999
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 13
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2013-08-18 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2015-07-17 10
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2017-12-05 4