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EULERT Jimmy
Sport Para swimming
NPC Peru   
GenderMen
Age67
Place of BirthLa Paz, BOL
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lima, PER
Languages
Spanish, English
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"Sport has kept me alive, it helped improve the functioning of my organs and body. In my situation, the prospects of survival are slim - we're talking about an average age of 40 and I am 56. I think I have passed all expectations. If I didn't swim, my health would be at risk."
General Interest
Hobbies
Tennis, listening to music. (Athens, 2004)
Awards and honours
He has been awarded Peru's highest distinction for athletes [Los Laureles Deportivos - Sporting Laurels] which also saw his name inscribed upon Peru's national stadium alongside other great athletes from his country. (diariolaprimeraperu.com, 01 Sep 2008)

In May 2007 he was nominated as the eighth 2007 Rio Para-Pan American Games Ambassador. (cob.org.br, 28 May 07)
Ambitions
To continue as a coach of the Peruvian para-swim team. (terra.com.pe, 01 Dec 2007)
Impairment
While riding a motorbike with a friend at age 17, a car struck the motorbike and left him a quadriplegic. (elcomercio.pe, 01 Dec 2007)
Other information
PARALYMPIC VETERAN
He has competed at the 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games. He considered retirement in 2007, but said if his qualification times were good enough he would compete in Beijing, which he did. After Beijing, he said that if he continues in the sport he would like to focus more on backstroke, where he has achieved less success than other strokes. (elcomercio.pe, 01 Dec 2007; diariolaprimeraperu.com, 01 Sep 2008; peru.com, 02 Oct 2008)


Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 1996 50m Freestyle S3 51.95 
7 1996 100m Freestyle S3 2:11.56 
5 1996 50m Backstroke S3 1:00.35 
1 2000 50m Freestyle S3 50.19 
5 2000 100m Freestyle S3 2:05.37 
2 2000 50m Backstroke S3 56.15 
3 2004 50m Freestyle S3 50.22
  2004 100m Freestyle S3  DSQ
3 2004 50m Backstroke S3 55.76
  2008 50m Freestyle S3  DSQ
  2008 50m Backstroke S3  DNS
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003 50m Freestyle S3 53.07
1 2003 100m Freestyle S3 1:58.31
1 2003 50m Backstroke S3 54.51
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 50m Backstroke S3 1:00.70
2 2002 50m Freestyle S3 49.13
5 2002 100m Freestyle S3 2:06.58
2 2002 50m Backstroke S3 54.99
3 2006 50m Freestyle S3 55.54
4 2006 50m Backstroke S3 59.20