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DEMIR Hamit
Sport Para swimming
NPC Turkey   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthAnkara, TUR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ankara, TUR
Languages
English, Turkish
Higher education
International Relations - Gazi University: Ankara, TUR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming at age 17 in Ankara, Turkey.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after seeing other people with an impairment swim. "I took up swimming to aid in my rehabilitation."
Club / Team
Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi SK: Turkey
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Turkey
General Interest
Hobbies
Meeting new people, travelling, sightseeing. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is beautiful. Interacting with people is more meaningful than anything else. This life will end somewhere for all of us. We don't have a long time to stop and think." (anadolupress.com, 04 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (anadolupress.com, 04 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was born without his hands and legs. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019; todayszaman.com, 14 Jul 2010)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree in politics and social sciences at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has worked as an officer at the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services in Ankara, Turkey. (skor.sozcu.com.tr, 04 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 50m Backstroke S4 56.28
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 50m Backstroke S4 1:07.12
Heat 2014 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:14.40
  2016 50m Backstroke S4  DSQ
9 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:19.71
10 2016 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:46.62
10 2016 50m Freestyle S4 58.99
13 2018 50m Freestyle S4 1:00.99
7 2018 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:13.76
9 2018 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:55.00
9 2018 200m Freestyle S4 4:42.90
8 2018 50m Backstroke S4 59.14