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Daniel Giraldo Correa

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Medellín, COL
Occupation
Athlete, Massage Therapist
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
International Business - EAFIT University: Medellín, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 11. He began training seriously in 2006.
Why this sport?
One of his friends encouraged him to take up the sport.
Club / Team
Valle del Cauca: Colombia

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 11 Sep 2017)
Impairment
He has a vision impairment due to Stargardt disease. The condition causes deterioration in the central vision of the eyes. (elcolombiano.com, 28 Dec 2011)
Other information
FROM COLOMBIA TO CANADA
In 2001 he and his mother moved to Toronto, ON, Canada, hoping to find a better life and improved treatment for his condition. He returned to Colombia in 2006 as he was homesick. (elcolombiano.com, 28 Dec 2011)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He studied massage therapy at the Jaime Isaza Cadavid Colombian Polytechnic in Medellin. (Facebook profile, 14 May 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 4
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-07 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2016-09-13 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2016-09-14 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2016-09-17 5