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David Gelfand

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Oct 30, 1998


Weston, CT


Tufts University, Mechanical Engineering

classification: S9, SB8, SM9

Born with proximal femoral focal deficiency, a condition in which he was born with no hip socket and a very small bone comprising his left leg…Swims for Tufts University…Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American…Son of Jonathan and Linda…Has one sister, Rachel…Enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, skiing, rock climbing and playing board games with friends…
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (200 IM), 2nd (100 breaststroke, 400 freestyle), 3rd (100 freestyle, 100 backstroke)
  • 2018 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (100 butterfly, 400 freestyle, 200 IM), 4th (100 freestyle)
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