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Erick Tandazo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S9, SB9, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Quito, ECU
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of the Americas [UDLA]: Quito, ECU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six.
Why this sport?
He liked football, but his impairment prevented him from playing. His parents were then encouraged to get him involved in swimming.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Try and fail, but don't fail to try." (Facebook profile, 05 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 15 Apr 2017)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with polio at age two months, despite having been vaccinated against the illness. The condition caused an impairment that predominantly affects his right leg. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 15 Apr 2017)