Agus Ngaimin

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Agus Ngaimin
Personal information
Nationality Indonesian
Born (1984-07-17) 17 July 1984 (age 30)
Cilacap, Indonesia
Residence Cilacap
Sport
Country Indonesia
Sport S6 Swimming
Updated on 17 July 2012.

Agus Ngaimin (also Agus Ngaiman; born 17 August 1984) is an Indonesian Paralympic swimmer.

Biography[edit]

Ngaimin was born in Cilacap, Central Java on 17 August 1984.[1][2] At the age of two he was struck by polio, which left him paralysed from the waist down.[3]

Ngaimin first competed at the national level in 2004 at the age of 20, during the 12th annual National Disabled Sports Week (Pekan Olahraga Cacat Nasional) in Palembang, winning a gold medal. He used his financial reward for the win to improve his training, while part of it was set aside for land investment.[3] He generally competes in the 100-metre event,[2] and in the S6 Class, defined by Jane Buckley of Sporting Wheelies as full use of arms and hands, as well as some trunk control, but no useful leg muscles; the class also includes "Swimmers with coordination problems ... Swimmers with major limb loss of 2 limbs; Little People / Dwarfs."[4]

Ngaimin won a gold medal at the 2006 FESPIC Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[2] At the 2010 Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, Ngaimin won a silver.[5] At the 2011 ASEAN ParaGames in Surakarta, Ngaimin won five gold medals. The national team's manager, Dimin BA, described Ngaimin as one of the team's more dependable athletes.[6] During the competition he set a regional record for the S6 100-metre freestyle event.[7]

In June 2012 he began training to represent Indonesia at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, together with two other athletics competitors, a powerlifter, a swimmer, and a table tennis player;[8] As of 16 July 2012 Ngaimin had been selected after his performance in Guangzhou.[1] Ngaiman is one of three athletes confirmed to be participating in the Paralympics: the other two are Ni Nengah Widiasih (powerlifting), and David Jacobs (table tennis).[9] As of 21 May 2012, he has one child.[3]

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