Daniel Alejandro Munoz
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S9, SB8, SM9
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
He learned how to swim during a summer camp after receiving encouragement from his mother Marisa. He later took up Para swimming following advice from his doctor.
Club / Team
Club Atletico River Plate: Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Marcela Belviso [club]
Dani (laautenticadefensa.net, 10 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family, and his first coach Claudio Fabio. (laautenticadefensa.net, 26 Apr 2018, 10 Apr 2016)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian swimmers Federico Grabich and Santiago Grassi. (laautenticadefensa.net, 10 Apr 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is a way of life, and I feel free in the water." (encampana.com, 19 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was given an Award of Recognition by Club Atletico River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (cariverplate.com.ar, 2016)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (laautenticadefensa.net, 26 Apr 2018, 10 Apr 2016)
His right leg was amputated above the knee at age eight after he was diagnosed with cancer of the femur. (campanaonline.com, 26 Apr 2018, 07 Oct 2016)