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KRATOCHVIL David
Sport Para swimming
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age14
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Residence
Czech Republic
Occupation
Student
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He initially played ice hockey but after losing his vision his mother began looking for a new sport, and he was accepted to train at a swimming club in Tachov, Czech Republic.
Club / Team
PKTA Tachov: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Rudolf Hutta [personal], CZE
General Interest
Hobbies
Chess, playing the piano, guitar and accordion, ceramic modelling. (svetluska.rozhlas.cz, 14 Apr 2022; tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2021 European Championships in Madeira, Portugal. (svetluska.rozhlas.cz, 14 Apr 2022)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Rudolf Hutta. (tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named among the 2018 Best Athletes in the Tachov district of the Czech Republic. (tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (svetluska.rozhlas.cz, 14 Apr 2022)
Impairment
He has a visual impairment due to retinal cancer. (tachovsky.denik.cz, 19 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2022 50m Freestyle S11 28.32
Heats 2022 100m Butterfly S11 1:14.61
5 2022 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:23.85
4 2022 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:35.81
7 2022 100m Freestyle S11 1:02.36
4 2022 100m Backstroke S11 1:10.90
6 2022 400m Freestyle S11 4:57.26
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2021 50m Freestyle S11 30.22
5 2021 100m Butterfly S11 1:19.32
6 2021 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:27.78
5 2021 200m Individual Medley SM11 2:46.78
11 2021 100m Freestyle S11 1:07.26
8 2021 100m Backstroke S11 1:16.79
6 2021 400m Freestyle S11 5:04.26