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David Sanchez Sierra

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Huelva, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age three in Huelva, Spain.
Why this sport?
He entered the sport due to a medical recommendation.
Club / Team
CN Colombino: Huelva, ESP

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Spain
Location
Vila Real de Santo António, POR

General interest

Nicknames
Tiburon [Shark] (diariodehuelva.es, 02 Mar 2020; Facebook profile, 20 Feb 2019)
Hobbies
Sports. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three gold medals at the 2017 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Games in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal, and winning two medals at the 2018 European Championships in Dublin, Ireland. (Instagram profile, 20 Aug 2018; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Maria Rodriguez Ferrera. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer Xavier Torres. (huelva24.com, 05 May 2021)
Injuries
He sustained an injury during a competition in November 2019 and missed four weeks of training. (Instagram profile, 19 Dec 2019, 26 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The more you dream, the further you get." (cadenaser.com, 14 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received the Sports Award at the 'Huelva Joven' [Young Huelva] Awards ceremony in Huelva, Spain. (huelva24.com, 05 Dec 2018)

He received the 2018 Sports Effort Award from the Andalusia Federation of Sports Journalists in Spain. (diariodecadiz.es, 07 Feb 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (huelva24.com, 05 May 2021)
Impairment
He was born without forearms. (lavanguardia.com, 22 Aug 2018)