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BAJADA Julian
Sport Para swimming
NPC Malta   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthBalzan, MLT
Height1.63 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, S8, SB7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Balzan, MLT
Occupation
Athlete, Legal Professional
Languages
English, Maltese
Higher education
Law - University of Malta: Malta
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2012 in Malta.
Why this sport?
"Swimming gave me the opportunity to push myself to my limits, in my own way. It gives me the satisfaction and self-confidence in doing what I love."
Club / Team
Silver Lining Swimming Club: Malta
Name of coach
Izabelle Zarb [national], MLT
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Malta
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Glasgow
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Completing the Gozo to Malta 5km open water channel swim and participating at the 2015 ASA National Championships. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His coaches and his teammates. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian para-swimmer Daniel Dias. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Focus on what you can do, and not what you can't!" (Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He was born with a severe case of femoral fibular ulnar syndrome, which left him without a right forearm, one finger on his left hand and two short legs with shin bones that angled forward. He had five operations before age 15 to straighten and lengthen his legs. (timesofmalta.com, 15 Jan 2012; Athlete, 11 Jul 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a legal trainee for Camilleri Preziosi Advocates in Valletta, Malta. (Facebook profile, 22 Feb 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB7 2:31.57
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S8 1:38.65
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S7 40.81