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Amilcar Guerra

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Belén de Escobar, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Higher Institute of Sports [ISDE]: Argentina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began focusing on the sport at age 12.
Why this sport?
He was interested in triathlon when he was younger and would train with his father. His physical education teacher then encouraged him to represent his neighbourhood at the Buenos Aires Games in Argentina, and he decided to focus on swimming. "I chose swimming because I felt more comfortable in the water."
Club / Team
Natacion Ramos Mejia Lawn Tenis Club [NLTC] : Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Pablo Quinteros [national], ARG
Training Regime
He trains for six hours a day, six days a week. He swims approximately 70,000 metres a week.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Santiago, CHI

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion." [Muhammad Ali] (Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named Best Athlete by Escobar Independent Club [CAIDE] in Argentina. (eldeportivoweb.com, 20 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (radiodeportesescobar.com, 25 May 2018; astrickerblog.wordpress.com, 09 Nov 2017)
Impairment
He was born without the tibia and fibula in his left leg. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; triamax.com, 22 Nov 2013; eldiadeescobar.com.ar, 01 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S9 Final 1 2017-12-02 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2017-12-04 9999
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 7