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Edgar Hugo Pineda Castro



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Metepec, MEX
Athlete, Retired
French, Spanish
Higher education
Law - National Autonomous University of Mexico [UNAM]: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 2013 in Metepec, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He began swimming in order to recover speed, agility and discipline.
Club / Team
Club Vida y Talento Sobre Ruedas: Toluca de Lerdo, MEX
Name of coach
Fernando Gutierrez Velez, MEX, from 2013

International debut

Competing for
Miami Beach, FL, USA

General interest

Most influential person in career
His coach. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Mexican footballer Hugo Sanchez. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success doesn't just require that the athletes and the teams do everything correctly each day. Success requires many things done correctly, in a consistent and integral manner. That includes management and organisation." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Sports Merit Medal of the city of Metepec, Mexico. (, 13 Dec 2015)

In 2014 he was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement in Sport award from the Municipal Institute of Physical Culture and Sports of Metepec, Mexico. (, 16 Oct 2014)
He has complete paralysis of the right side of his body following a car accident in 2009. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Other information
Before his accident he worked for the State of Mexico government. (Alfredo Talavera Diaz's YouTube channel, 22 Oct 2015)


Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2015-07-16 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final 1 2015-07-16 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2016-09-12 7