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BORG Thomas
Sport Para swimming
NPC Malta   
GenderMen
Age18
Place of BirthPieta, MLT
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Dingli, MLT
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Maltese
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 2015.
Why this sport?
"I was competing in a team sport [football] and decided to change to an individual sport. I was preparing myself for [high school] exams when a swimming coach approached my sports master and invited me to start training. Obviously this wasn't my forte, being born with my right hand shorter than my left, but this didn't stop me, and I decided to give it a go."
Club / Team
Exiles Sports Club: Malta
Name of coach
Edward Caruana [personal], MLT; Tim Hartley
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Malta
General Interest
Hobbies
Videography, playing football computer games. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always felt that my greatest asset is not my physical ability, it is my mental ability." (guidememalta.com, 14 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Facebook page, 07 Jul 2019)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right arm. (guidememalta.com, 14 Sep 2018; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:32.98
Heats 2019 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:25.95
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 32.72