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Valerio Taras

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Partner Federica, son Tommaso [2017]
Residence
Rome, ITA
Languages
English, Italian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
He wanted to take up a sport.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Hero / Idol
Italian swimmer Domenico Fioravanti. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Facebook profile, 06 Mar 2020)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of an accident he had in 2011 in which he broke the sixth cervical vertebra in his spinal cord. (abilitychannel.tv, 22 Jul 2013)
Other information
ILLNESS
He contracted measles in 2017. (sslazionuoto.it, 18 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2013-08-12 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2013-08-14 10
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 5
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final 1 2013-08-16 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2013-08-16 9
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2013-08-17 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2013-08-17 7
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 2 2015-07-16 11
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2015-07-17 10
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2015-07-19 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2015-07-19 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 2016-09-09 2
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Final Round 2016-09-13 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM7 Heat 1 2016-09-13 4
Men's 400 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 2 2016-09-16 6