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HLAVINKA Tomáš
Sport Para swimming
NPC Czech Republic   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthOpava, TCH
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Classification
S4, SB4, SM4
Further Personal Information
Languages
Czech, English
Higher education
International Relations - Metropolitan University Prague: Czech Republic
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para swimming in 1997 in Prague, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
He originally used the sport as a form of physical therapy.
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Czech Republic
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Jan Nevrkla. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Famous relatives
His sister Jana has competed in Para swimming. (denik.cz, 24 Jul 2013)
Impairment
He has paraplegia. (kontaktbb.cz, 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He has worked as a sports journalist for the Czech news website 'idnes.cz'. (idnes.cz, 02 Mar 2019; sport.idnes.cz, 05 Aug 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
16 2006 50m Freestyle S5 53.88
13 2006 50m Backstroke S5 56.54
8 2006 50m Breaststroke SB3  DSQ
11 2006 50m Butterfly S5 50.00
5 2013 50m Breaststroke SB3 56.75
Heats 2015 50m Breaststroke SB3 57.03
4 2017 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:05.04
Heats 2019 50m Backstroke S4 55.92
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S5 57.61
6 2014 50m Breaststroke SB3 56.87
7 2016 50m Breaststroke SB3 58.47
12 2016 50m Backstroke S5 55.42
12 2016 50m Freestyle S5 57.61