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Zsofia Konkoly

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Pécs, HUN
Languages
Hungarian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2008 in Pecs, Hungary.
Why this sport?
"When my brother went swimming I wanted to go too. Later on I loved it and it became an important part of my life."
Club / Team
Pecsi Sport Nonprofit Zrt: Hungary
Name of coach
Arpad Jancsik [club, personal], HUN, from 2017

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Hungary
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Nicknames
Zsofi (Facebook profile, 12 Feb 2021)
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S9 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Hungarian Para swimmer Tamas Sors. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is walking from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." (kozossegekpecsert.hu, 01 Nov 2018)
Awards and honours
In September 2016 she was presented with the Bronze Cross of Merit in Hungary. (parlament.hu, 23 Sep 2016)
Milestones
At age 14 years and 181 days, she was the youngest athlete from any sport to represent Hungary at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Aug 2019; sportmenu.com, 09 Nov 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, 13 Nov 2016)
Impairment
She was born with dysmelia and her right arm is not fully developed. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, 13 Nov 2016)
Other information
TATTOO
To mark her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she had the phrase 'The dreams come true Rio 2016' tattooed on her right leg. (Facebook profile, 23 Dec 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2015-07-13 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2015-07-16 19
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2015-07-17 9
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2015-07-19 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 3 2016-09-09 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final Round 2016-09-09 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2016-09-11 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-13 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2016-09-15 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 3 2016-09-16 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2017-12-02 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2017-12-04 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2017-12-04 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 7
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 7