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Anderson Herrera Guzman

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12

Further personal information

Residence
Medellín, COL
Occupation
Student
Languages
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Engineering - University of Antioquia [UdeA]: Medellín, COL

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Antioquia : Colombia
Name of coach
Alejandro Macias [club], COL

General interest

Most influential person in career
Guide Daniel Giraldo. (elcolombiano.com, 08 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My life is divided into two parts - when I swim and then the rest." (Instagram profile, 02 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (udea.edu.co, 24 Oct 2018)
Impairment
He has been blind since birth due to Peters' anomaly. The condition is characterised by eye problems that occur in an area at the front part of the eye known as the anterior segment. (elcolombiano.com, 08 May 2019; udea.edu.co, 24 Oct 2018)
Other information
ASPIRATIONS
He studies system engineering at the University of Antioquia [UdeA] in Medellin, Colombia, and hopes to become a software developer. "I have a hard time reading what's on the board [during lectures]. I even had to request that some courses enable me in virtual mode, and this request was accepted. It has been a big help. However, I consider myself as a blind man who sees a lot. My goal is to create a computer programme that can be used by anyone, not just people with an impairment. Moreover, I want to establish my own technology company." (elcolombiano.com, 08 May 2019; udea.edu.co, 24 Oct 2018)