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SZABADY Adam
Sport Para swimming
NPC Hungary   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthBudapest, HUN
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Budapest, HUN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Hungarian
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He was a competitive swimmer prior to his accident and wanted to continue the sport after.
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography. (Instagram profile, 19 Feb 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (parauszas.hu, 01 Jan 2018)
Impairment
He fell from a 15 metre height while taking a picture at a shopping centre in Budapest, Hungary, which resulted in paralysis. "I remain the same person as I was before the accident, I just got four wheels as a bonus replacement for my two legs. I was in rehabilitation for a year and struggled to recover. I owe a lot to my physiotherapists. I can walk with crutches at home, inside the apartment. I can also go upstairs to my room, so I didn't have to sell our house. I only use the wheelchair when I'm out on the street." (168ora.hu, 07 Oct 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He works as a tour guide at the Urban Transport Museum in Szentendre, Hungary. (Instagram profile, 06 Nov 2021, 28 Aug 2021, 11 Jul 2021)

WHEELCHAIR DANCING
He has been a member of the Roll Dance Budapest Wheelchair Combi Dance Ensemble in Hungary. "I hated dancing as an able-bodied person, but I've been really enjoying it since I've been here. It's a good community and I see dance as a challenge. I can learn the choreographs pretty quickly, and the love of the audience gives me self-confidence." (parauszas.hu, 01 Jan 2018; 168ora.hu, 07 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2022 400m Freestyle S7 5:43.61
7 2022 100m Backstroke S7 1:21.84
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2021 100m Backstroke S6 1:22.20
8 2021 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:14.99
6 2021 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:45.67