Florencia de La Vega
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S12, SB12, SM12
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Why this sport?
She was inspired to take up the sport after watching the Paralympic Games on television. Her family contacted an organisation for Para sports and arrangements were made for her to be evaluated at the National Centre of High Performance Athletics [CeNARD].
Club / Team
Club Atletico River Plate: Argentina
Name of coach
Marcela Belviso [club]
Hero / Idol
Argentinian Para swimmer Guillermo Marro. (arinfo.com.ar, 18 Aug 2014)
Her mother Claudia Cohen and her brother Marcelo have competed in athletics for the River Plate club in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (arinfo.com.ar, 18 Aug 2014; eldepornauta.com.ar, 20 May 2012)
To compete at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Instagram profile,18 Apr 2019)
Her vision is affected by optic nerve atrophy in both eyes. (eldepornauta.com.ar, 23 Apr 2012)
|Women's 100 m Backstroke S12||Heat 1||2015-07-15||9|
|Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13||Heat 1||2015-07-17||16|