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PLOTNIEKS Janis
Sport Para swimming
NPC Latvia   
GenderMen
Age51
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Family
Three sons
Residence
Latvia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2006.
Club / Team
Kipsala PK: Riga, LAT
Name of coach
Haralds Luckovskis, from 2011
General Interest
Injuries
An illness caused him to miss the 2014 European Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (lpkomiteja.lv, 06 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming has done wonders for my life." (citadele.lv, 21 May 2012)
Awards and honours
He received an award from the Latvian Paralympic Committee for competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (tvnet.lv, 28 Nov 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a referee for the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (fina.org, 01 Jan 2013; swimming.lv, 19 Dec 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 100m Backstroke S10 1:04.00
11 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:07.96 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2013 100m Backstroke S10  DNS
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S10 1:07.38
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2016 100m Backstroke S10  DSQ