5658-Facundo Lazo photo

Facundo Lazo



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Partner Zaida Daruich
Balcarce, ARG
Athlete, Coach
Higher education
Coaching - University of Buenos Aires: Argentina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age six in Balcarce, Argentina.
Why this sport?
His doctors recommended he should try the sport, and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Club Racing Balcarce: Argentina
Name of coach
Walter Carballo [personal], ARG, from 2012

International debut

Competing for
Mar del Plata, ARG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Parapan American Games in 2003 and 2007, and competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his coach. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian motor racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Self-improvement and living with all the values that sport teaches in a healthy life." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He won the Jorge Newbery Award for the Best Wheelchair Sport Athlete in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2016. (, 31 May 2016)

In 2014 and 2015 he received the Golden Fangio Award, given to the best sportsperson in the city of Balcarce, Argentina. He is the first athlete to win it twice in a row. (, 20 Feb 2015; 31 Jan 2016)
He is missing his left arm below the elbow due to agenesis [failure of an organ to develop during embryonic growth]. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015;, 16 Nov 2011)
Other information
He was a volunteer firefighter before taking up his sport coaching studies. (, 29 Aug 2008)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heats 35
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heats 9999
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heats 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2015-07-14 9
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 8