SPORTS, FITNESS & DANCE

Paralympic Swimmer Antonis Tsapatakis Prepares for Tokyo 2020

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

ANTONIS TSAPATAKIS

Antonis Tsapatakis

My name is Antonis Tsapatakis (@tsapatakis_a). I'm 29 years old and I'm from Chania, Crete in Greece. I was paralyzed in a motorbike accident in December 2006. In 2008 I started swimming again, since I was a swimmer and a water polo player since I was 5 years old. In 2009 I earned my first European silver metal in the 100m breaststroke, starting an upward trend in the sport of swimming again. In 2012 I was crowned fourth Paralympic in Paralympics games in London 2012 over 100 m breaststroke. In 2013 I conquered two bronze medals at the world championship in Canada over 100 m breaststroke and 200m medley. In 2015 I conquered the silver medal over 100 m breaststroke at the world championship Glasgow where I won also the nationwide and European record in this event. In 2016 I participated in the Rio Paralympic games where I conquered fourth place. This time, I'm prepared for the next Paralympic games in Tokyo 2020, where I hope to achieve my goal and conquer the gold medal.

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