Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S10, SB9, SM10
Further personal information
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
He trains for an hour in the gym, and two hours in the pool.
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." (paysandu.com, 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. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015; presidencia.gub.uy, 20 Aug 2012)
He was born without part of his left hand. (180.com.uy, 21 Aug 2012)
|Men's 100 m Butterfly S10||Heat 1||2012-09-01||7|
|Men's 100 m Backstroke S10||Heat 2||2012-09-04||6|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S10||Heat 2||2013-08-12||15|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9||Heat 2||2013-08-14||11|
|Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB9||Heat 1||2016-09-08||7|
|Men's 100 m Freestyle S10||Heat 2||2016-09-13||7|