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Agustin Nahuel Orellana



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Villa Domínico, ARG
Higher education
Physical Education - Pio XII Superior Institute: Avellaneda, ARG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three, and started training seriously at age seven with the aim of competing in national tournaments.
Why this sport?
"I started as part of my rehabilitation, doctors recommended swimming as it helped my spine be more straight. I wanted to do other sports, but when I started to compete in swimming I loved the atmosphere and I stayed."
Club / Team
Club Atletico Independiente: Avellaneda, ARG
Name of coach
Edith Arraspide [club], ARG

International debut

Competing for
South American Games
Santiago, CHI

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Edith Arraspide. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
While playing volleyball, he broke his shoulder twice. "That is why I stopped playing volleyball. I can put my shoulder and take it out of place, and feel nothing. I don't feel any pain until hours later." (, 05 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am going to achieve it, and I will earn it." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
He sustained a brachial plexus injury at birth, which affects the movement in his right arm. (, 05 May 2016; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other information
Doctors have offered to amputate his impaired right arm, but he has refused. "When swimming, my arm without mobility drags in the water. For some athletes, the solution to improve their times is to amputate the limb. I was offered to amputate my arm, but I have always refused. It may help me swim faster, but for social life it does not favour me at all." (, 05 May 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2017-12-05 10
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2017-12-06 9
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2017-12-07 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2017-12-07 7