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Guillermo Marro

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB6, SM7

Further personal information

Family
Wife Cintia Trotta, son Max
Residence
Pergamino, ARG
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age three, and began competing at age 10.
Why this sport?
His doctor recommended the sport to his parents.
Club / Team
Club Atletico River Plate: Buenos Aires, ARG

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Argentina
Location
New Zealand

General interest

Nicknames
Magcin, Guille (Facebook profile, 11 Jul 2015; IPC, 29 Sep 2009)
Most influential person in career
His family, and his first swimming teacher. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sacrifice, perseverance and guts make a champion. What is important is not success, but to do everything you can do to deserve it." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015; IPC, 29 Sep 2009)
Awards and honours
He has been bestowed with numerous honours by the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, including the Silver Jorge Newbery Award in 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. (Facebook page, 30 Jun 2019; fundaciongmarro.org.au, 29 Sep 2009)

He was flag bearer for Argentina at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (unidiversidad.com.ar, 19 Sep 2017)
Impairment
He has congenital arthrogryposis with misalignment of the hip. The condition only affects his lower body and gives him limited movement in the joints of his legs. (sitioriverplatense.com.au, 30 Sep 2009; diariobuenosaires.com.ar, 10 Sep 2008)
Other information
CHANNEL CROSSING
In July 2014 he successfully swam across the English Channel, becoming the first Argentinian swimmer with an impairment to do so. (diamantesbrutos.com.ar, 04 Jul 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He is president of the Guillermo Marro Foundation, an organisation he set up to promote elite sport and develop elite athletes, both with and without impairments. (Guillermo Marro Foundation Twitter profile, 01 Jul 2019; Twitter profile, 01 Jul 2019; fundacionguillermomarro.org, 25 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 9999
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 17
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heats 13
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heats 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2012-08-30 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2012-08-30 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2013-08-15 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2013-08-15 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 2 2015-07-18 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final 1 2015-07-18 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Men's 100 m Backstroke S7 Final Round 2016-09-08 8