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KALDMA Kaimar
Sport Para swimming
NPC Estonia   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthPõlva, URS
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tallinn, EST
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Estonian, German
Higher education
Communications - Tallinn University: Estonia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age 10 at school.
Why this sport?
"My sports teacher was a swimming coach and he suggested the sport to me."
Club / Team
SK Meduus: Tallinn, EST
Name of coach
Kaire Indrikson [personal], EST
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Estonia
Location
Malmö, SWE
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching sport on television, supporting English football team Manchester United. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals at the 2015 IBSA World Games in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Onne Pollisinski. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Belarusian Para swimmer Ihar Boki. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always give 100%." (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has a vision impairment as the result of being born prematurely. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S12 1:23.16
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S13 5:12.08
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S13  DSQ
6 2017 400m Freestyle S13 5:24.04
4 2017 100m Butterfly S12 1:16.46
7 2017 50m Freestyle S12 28.94
7 2017 100m Freestyle S12 1:04.00
Heats 2019 400m Freestyle S13 4:55.20
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S12 1:14.98
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 100m Backstroke S12 1:23.35
7 2014 400m Freestyle S12 5:16.92
20 2016 100m Butterfly S13 1:14.41
13 2016 50m Freestyle S12 29.45
23 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:03.95
12 2016 400m Freestyle S13 5:08.79
6 2018 400m Freestyle S12 4:58.05
8 2018 50m Freestyle S12 28.16
7 2018 100m Freestyle S12 1:02.49