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Borja Sanz Tamayo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Boadilla del Monte, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Sports Science - Faculty of Physical and Sports Science [INEF]: Madrid, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming as a child. He began competitive swimming at age 16.
Why this sport?
He took up competitive swimming after being spotted in swimming lessons by a swimming club coach.
Club / Team
CN Mako Carabanchel: Madrid, ESP
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [national, personal], from 2019
Training Regime
He trains at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Madrid, Spain.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Sports, watching television. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in fourth place in the S13 100m butterfly at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michel Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Injuries
In April 2021 he suffered a detached retina in his eye. He underwent surgery and missed that year's European championships in Funchal, Portugal. He returned to the pool in June 2021. (Facebook page, 30 Apr 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sometimes dreams come true, you just have to fight for them and persist." (Facebook profile, 05 Sep 2019)
Impairment
He was born with a congenital cataract, which involves the lens of an eye developing cloudy patches. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)