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Florencia de La Vega

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish

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]

General interest

Hero / Idol
Argentinian Para swimmer Guillermo Marro. (arinfo.com.ar, 18 Aug 2014)
Famous relatives
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)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Instagram profile,18 Apr 2019)
Impairment
Her vision is affected by optic nerve atrophy in both eyes. (eldepornauta.com.ar, 23 Apr 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2015-07-17 16