Timothy DISKEN

Timothy DISKEN
Birth Date:  03 Nov 1996
Place of Birth:  EAST MELBOURNE
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  21
Gender:   Men
Sport Class

Events and Medals

Timothy DISKEN - Schedule

Time Event Status
Fri, 6 Apr 11:49
Men's S9 100m Freestyle Heat 2
Fri, 6 Apr 20:49
Gold Medal Event Men's S9 100m Freestyle Final
Sat, 7 Apr 10:59
Men's SB8 100m Breaststroke Heat 1
Sat, 7 Apr 21:16
Gold Medal Event Men's SB8 100m Breaststroke Final

Biographical Information

Paralympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 50m Freestyle S9 2 0:25.99
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 100m Freestyle S9 1 0:56.23
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 200m Individual Medley SM9 3 2:17.72
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle 34 pts 5 3:51.96
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 50m Freestyle S9 2 25.99 

World Championships
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 100m Backstroke S9 9 1:08.86
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 100m Breaststroke SB8 5 1:14.59
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 50m Freestyle S9 4 26.77
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 3 -
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 400m Freestyle S9 6 4:35.48
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4 4:32.37
2015 Glasgow, SCO Men's 200m Individual Medley SM9 7 2:26.22

Nickname: Tim, Disko (, 28 Feb 2018; Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)

Playing piano, music production, automotive photography, animals (, 7 Mar 2018)

Occupation: Student, teacher's aide for intellectual disability. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018; Athlete, Oct 2017)
Education: Veterinary nursing at Canberra Institute of Technology, ACT, Australia
Languages spoken: English

NATIONAL: Yuriy VDOVYCHENKO (UKR) (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)

Sporting relatives

Older brother, Jeff, played water polo for Australian U20 team. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)

Memorable: Staging one-two finish with Brenden HALL (AUS) in the 100m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)
Hero: Paralympic gold medallist, Matthew LEVY (AUS). “Leadership qualities, nice person.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Parents and coach. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: "Walk out on deck with headphones on - hence name of Disko." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

Born with mild cerebral palsy which affects both sides of his body, with the left side being worse than the right. (, 7 Mar 2018)

Played piano for 14 years. Originally started as therapy to combat stiffness and help brain work. (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)

Received Presidents Trophy in 2015 at the Swimming Victoria Annual Awards, for his achievements at the World Championships. (, 7 Mar 2018)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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