Markus Mendy SWOBODA (AUT)

ATAustria
Age:
31 years
Languages:
German, English
Federation:
OESTERREICHISCHER KANUVERBAND
Markus Mendy SWOBODA

Biography

Further Personal Information

NICKNAME
Mendy is not my nickname, it's my second first name. 
OCCUPATION
Student
HIGHER EDUCATION
Chemistry - University of Graz, Austria
WHEN/WHERE DID YOU START CANOEING/ KAYAKING?
I started kayaking when I was 10 years old in the year 2000. I paddled in Linz in the kayak our family got from a friend. Later I was discovered from my current club while paddling. 
REASON FOR TAKING UP THE SPORT
His father was an athlete and he originally wanted to be water skier. "I was discovered by accident when I was playing around in a canoe
HOBBIES
Skiing, swimming, playing video games.
CLUB
UKRV Schnecke Linz
NAME OF COACH
Nandor Almasi (national), Gyorgy Lentuloy (personal)
NATIONALITY OF YOUR COACH
Both Hungarien
SINCE WHEN HAVE YOU BEEN COACHED BY HIM/ HER?
Nandor 2011, Gyorgy 2014
TRAINING REGIME
It's flexible and not too strict, but still hard work. 
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT YEAR
2009
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COUNTRY
Poland
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT COMPETITION
U23 European Championships
SENIOR INTERNATIONAL DEBUT LOCATION
Poznan
MEMORABLE SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT
RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
1KL22015Milan, ITA42.542
1K1 200m TA2014Moscow, RUS40.928
1K1 200m TA2013Duisburg, GER40.790
1K1 200m TA2012Poznan, POL44.614
1K1 200m TA2011Szeged, HUN44.055
1K1 200m TA2010Poznan, POL44.617
2KL22016Duisburg, GER43.068
8V1 200m TA2014Moscow, RUS54.867
PREFERRED POSITION / STANCE / STYLE / TECHNIQUE
Sitting in a Kayak
MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN CAREER
My father
OTHER INFORMATION
Classification
KL2

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)

Origin of Impairment
Acquired (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)

Impairment Details
He lost both legs at age seven in an accident involving a woodchip heating system. (Athlete, 06 Sep 2016)

CLASSIFICATION
KL1
OTHER SPORTS
He won a silver medal at the 2016 World Para Karate Championships in Linz, Austria