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TAXILDARIS Alexandros
Sport Para swimming, Shooting Para sport
NPC Greece   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthKomotini, GRE
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S1
Further Personal Information
Residence
Komotini, GRE
Occupation
Doctor
Languages
German, Greek, English
Higher education
Medicine - Medical School of Alexandroupolis: Greece
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 2001, and competing a year later.
Why this sport?
He initially began swimming as a form of rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Giannis Alexakis [national]
Coach from which country?
Greece
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Greece
General Interest
Hobbies
Cinema, computers, reading, cars. (NPC, 27 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia due to an accident from his youth. He went into the ocean to rinse some sand off himself after a day at the beach and he fell, hitting his head on a rock. (naturanrg.gr, 14 Jul 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004 50m Freestyle S1 1:55.91
4 2004 100m Freestyle S1 3:48.41
2 2004 50m Backstroke S1 1:42.34
4 2008 50m Backstroke S1 1:50.49
6 2012 50m Backstroke S1 1:49.23
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
4 2002 50m Freestyle S1 1:54.14
4 2002 100m Freestyle S1 4:18.38
3 2002 50m Backstroke S1 1:53.87
3 2006 50m Freestyle S1 1:52.18
4 2006 100m Freestyle S1 3:37.34
3 2006 50m Backstroke S1 1:54.74
5 2010 50m Freestyle S1 1:52.04
4 2010 100m Freestyle S1 3:49.48