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Ugo Didier

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Toulouse, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Civil Engineering - National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse [INSA]: France

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six in Cugnaux, France. He took up Para swimming at age 14.
Why this sport?
"I cannot run or jump. I have loved sports since I was little, so I turned to swimming. An amputee swimmer told me about Para sport and I wanted to try it. Soon I was taking part in my first competitions."
Club / Team
Jeunesse Sportive Cugnaux Omnisports [FRA] / TOEC Dolphins [FRA]:
Name of coach
Samuel Chaillou [Cugnaux]
Training Regime
He has eight two-hour training sessions in the pool per week. He also does three strength sessions each week

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
France

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, playing sports. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S9 400m freestyle at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (handisport.org, 22 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and coaches Samuel Chaillou and Guillaume Domingo. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
French Para swimmers Sami el Gueddari, David Smetanine, and Elodie Lorandi. (paralympic.org, 24 Aug 2018; Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
At a competition when he was age 12 or 13, he broke his goggles in the changing room. Since then, he always has two pairs of goggles and two swim caps with him at competitions. (natation-handisport.org, 29 Mar 2019)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied swimming competitions at regional level in France. (ladepeche.fr, 18 Jan 2022)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr, 01 Sep 2021)
Impairment
He was born with club feet and weakness in both legs. (Athlete, 01 Dec 2017; handisport.org, 24 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2017-12-02 1
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2017-12-02 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2017-12-04 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 2
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 4