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Elian Araya

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Lobería, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2002 in Loberia, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He chose the sport following a medical recommendation.
Club / Team
NLTC: Argentina

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Argentina

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2014 Para South American Games in Santiago, Chile. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Impairment
His impairment affects his hearing and means he is unable to speak. He communicates through sign language. (paradeportes.com, 19 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 1 2015-07-13 14
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2015-07-17 22
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 2 2015-07-19 17
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S14 Heat 1 2016-09-08 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Heat 2 2016-09-14 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB14 Final Round 2016-09-14 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM14 Heat 3 2016-09-17 7