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Cristopher Tronco

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB2, SM2

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in swimming lessons after he fell into a river and almost drowned. "I like to swim, it makes me feel free."
Club / Team
Desarrollo Integral de la Familia [DIF]: Mexico
Name of coach
Fernando Gutierrez Velez [national], MEX

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Phoenix, AZ, USA

General interest

Nicknames
Crismaster (Facebook profile, 19 Jan 2020)
Hobbies
Performing as a DJ. (Facebook profile, 18 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the SB2 50m breaststroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (diariodequeretaro.com.mx, 21 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Impairment is in the mind." (elsoldepuebla.com.mx, 03 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he was a recipient of Mexico City's Sports Award in the Para sport category. (jornada.com.mx, 13 Dec 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gob.mx, 12 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He was born without both arms and his right leg. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; gob.mx, 15 Nov 2016)
Other information
POOL HONOUR
In 2006 a swimming pool was named after him in Mexico City, Mexico. (aztecauno.com, 09 Mar 2018)

TURNTABLES
He is a disc jockey, performing under the name DJ Crismaster. "I've been a fan of music since I was a child. I began going to parties with a cousin who taught me how to use the decks." (Plumas Atomicas YouTube channel, 12 Jun 2019; aztecauno.com, 09 Mar 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 1 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 9999
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heats (SM2/3) 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 9999
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2012-08-30 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2012-08-30 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2012-09-02 9999
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 2012-09-08 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2013-08-13 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2013-08-14 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2013-08-15 7
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 5
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2015-07-13 8
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2015-07-15 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2015-07-16 12
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2015-07-17 6
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2015-07-18 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2016-09-10 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2016-09-13 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final Round 2016-09-14 9999
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2016-09-14 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2016-09-16 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2016-09-16 8
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2017-12-06 10