Timothy Antalfy

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Quick Facts

Disability
Vision impairment - retinitis pigmentosa
How acquired
Hereditary disease
Date of Birth
Wed, 01/04/1987
Home
Georges Hall, NSW
Occupation
Athlete
Started Competing
1995
First Competed for Australia
2011
Heroes
Michael Klim, Geoff Huegill
Career Highlights
Making the 2011 Para Pan Pacific Team
Greatest Moment
Still in the making

Bio

Timothy Antalfy is among the up-and-coming brigade of stars in the Australian Paralympic Swim Team. Following in the footsteps of his heroes - Olympians Michael Klim and Geoff Huegill - the New South Welshman is now targeting a wide array of events in his bid for success at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Timothy outlined the extent of his progress at the 2011 Arafura Games, winning gold in the 50m backstroke and silver in the 100m butterfly as well as bronze in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m breaststroke. He also dominated at the 2011 Tasmanian State Championships, taking home three gold medals and one silver.

Timothy is a self confessed water sports tragic. He enjoys surfing, waterskiing and wake boarding most of all and usually spends his time between Dee Why and Maroubra beaches in Sydney. He also collects an assortment of fish from aquariums around Sydney.

He is targeting the 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle at London 2012 and plans to compete at many more Paralympic Games in the future. Timothy warmed up for the main event by competing for the Australian Paralympic Squad in a variety of World Cup meets late in 2011, giving him a valuable insight into what it takes to succeed at the top level.

Sport & Disciplines

Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 50m freestyle
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m freestyle
Classification: S13
Sport: Swimming
Disciplines: 100m butterfly
Classification: S13