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Gonzalo Dutra



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Montevideo, URU
Higher education
Economics - Faculty of Economics [FCEA]: Montevideo, URU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1999 in Paysandu, Uruguay.
Why this sport?
His doctors suggested that the sport would help him with his asthma. He later began competing with able-bodied athletes until a friend told him about para-sports.
Club / Team
Club Banco Republica: Montevideo, URU
Name of coach
Mateo Villalba, URU, from 2013
Training Regime
He trains for an hour in the gym, and two hours in the pool.

General interest

Spending time with friends. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
He has suffered from tendonitis in his knee. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to be totally focused on what you're doing. With each stroke you have to go according to the water, coordinating everything." (, 03 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Uruguay's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. He performed the same role at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 15 Aug 2015;, 20 Aug 2012)
He was born without part of his left hand. (, 21 Aug 2012)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S10 Heat 1 2012-09-01 7
Men's 100 m Backstroke S10 Heat 2 2012-09-04 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2013-08-12 15
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 2013-08-14 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 2016-09-08 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 2016-09-13 7