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STRASIK Tadeas
Sport Para swimming
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthÚstí nad Labem, CZE
Height1.76 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ústí nad Labem, CZE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Czech, English, German
Higher education
Political Science - University of Jan Evangelista: Ústí nad Labem, CZE
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age seven in Decin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Para Plavani Praha [CZE] / Ustecka Akademie Plaveckych Sportu [UAPS] [CZE]:
Name of coach
Petr Thiel [personal], CZE; Roman Eckert [UAPS], CZE
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Czech Republic
Location
Berlin, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, computer games, photography, playing with animals. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Injuries
He stopped swimming for a year when he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 15. (UJEP Sportovni Reprezentace a VS Sport Centrum Facebook page, 02 Mar 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Ability may take you to the top but it takes character to stay there." (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named 2017 Para Athlete of the Year in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. (centropol.cz, 28 Mar 2018)
Famous relatives
His twin brother Matyas Strasik has also represented the Czech Republic in Para swimming, and competed at the 2017 European Para Youth Games in Genoa, Italy. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019; finp.it, 12 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To win medals at the Paralympic Games and world championships. (Athlete, 14 Mar 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:13.19
8 2021 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:23.26
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2022 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:11.56
Heats 2022 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:25.36
Heats 2022 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.57
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2018 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:15.49
5 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:29.18
7 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:03.63
5 2021 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:11.38
8 2021 200m Individual Medley SM10 DSQ
8 2021 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.17
10 2021 100m Freestyle S10 58.47