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Byron Chiliquinga

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment

Further personal information

Residence
Ecuador
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12.
Why this sport?
Doctors encouraged his parents to introduce him to the sport.
Club / Team
Federacion Deportiva de Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas [FEDESDT]: Ecuador
Name of coach
Cesar Guana [club]; Walter Haro [national]
Training Regime
He has two training sessions a day. He does fitness work in the mornings and swims at a local pool in the afternoons.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a number of medals for Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas province at the 2018 Games of Adapted Sport in Cuenca, Ecuador. (lahora.com.ec, 02 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named Best Swimmer by the Ecuadorian Federation of Sports for People with an Intellectual Impairment [FEDEDI] at the Paralympic Sports Gala. (fedediecu.org, 18 Dec 2018)

In 2017 he was named Best Athlete by the Ecuadorian Paralympic Committee. (lahora.com.ec, 02 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To become a swimming coach for young people. (lahora.com.ec, 02 Aug 2018)