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Angel De Jesus Castan Gomez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB5, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Tuxpan, MEX
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2013.
Why this sport?
He used to practise athletics but did not enjoy it. His mother then encouraged him to get involved in swimming, even though he was afraid of the water. "When I enter the pool I feel like I can achieve anything."
Club / Team
Club Caimanes: Tuxpan, MEX
Name of coach
Carlos Urbina [club]; Fernando Velez [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Angelito (imagendeveracruz.mx, 15 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Watching movies, playing video games. (imagendeveracruz.mx, 15 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to do things that no one else is prepared to do." (gob.mx, 12 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Youth Without Limits Award from the municipality of Tuxpan in Mexico. (ivj.gob.mx, 30 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that causes joint contractures. (elheraldodetuxpan.com.mx, 04 Apr 2017)