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Camila Haase Quiros



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Athlete, Student
English, German, Spanish
Higher education
Architecture - University of Veritas: Costa Rica

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried swimming at age three in Costa Rica.
Why this sport?
Her mother wanted her to learn how to swim. "After some time I liked it."
Name of coach
Rodrigo Rivas [personal]

International debut

Competing for
Costa Rica
Paralympic Games
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Cami (Facebook profile, 03 Nov 2018)
Spending time with friends, drawing, painting, cooking. (, 08 Mar 2018;, 06 Aug 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and coach Rodrigo Rivas. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
She injured her right hand in 2018. (, 20 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A sport must be practised with love and passion, and not as an obligation." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named Athlete of the Month in October 2018 by the Americas Paralympic Committee. (, 12 Nov 2018)

She lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2018 National Games in Costa Rica. (, 04 Jul 2018)

She was flag bearer for Costa Rica at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Para Central American Games in Managua, Nicaragua. (, 24 Jan 2018)

In 2017 she received the Colibri [Hummingbird] Award as the Best Para Swimmer in Costa Rica . (, 14 Feb 2018)
Her appearance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro made her the first female Costa Rican athlete in any sport to have competed at the Paralympic Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 Dec 2017;, 21 Jul 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 16 Mar 2018)
Her left forearm was amputated 11 days after she was born. The umbilical cord had become wrapped around the limb while she was in her mother's womb. (, 09 Feb 2018)
Other information
She has been involved in promoting sport for people with an impairment through the Proud Paralympian programme. The scheme is run by the Agitos Foundation. "I hope that through the programme, the athletes can learn a little more about themselves and reach each goal that they have set. And that they can be the best they can be." (, 28 Feb 2019;, 13 Nov 2018)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 2016-09-14 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 2016-09-14 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2016-09-15 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S9 Heat 2 2016-09-16 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Final 1 2017-12-04 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 2 2017-12-04 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final 1 2017-12-05 4