Cesar Barria

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Higher education
Banking, Finance - Universidad Católica Santa Maria la Antigua: Panama

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He started swimming aged six but focused on basketball until his accident in 2003. He returned to swimming in 2004.

General interest

Awards and honours
Panama's Junior Chamber International named him as their 2008 Outstanding Young Person for his swimming achievements. (jci-ciudaddepanama.com, 22 Nov 2010)

He was the first Latin American and the first disabled person to swim across the Straight of Gibraltar on 22 Sep 2008. (diadelaetnia.homestead.com, 22 Sep 2008)
Other sports
Basketball. (jci-ciudaddepanama.com, 22 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He had to have his right leg amputated above the knee after he got stuck between two cars while helping to push a friend's car. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)