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Jessica Silvana Lalama Vega

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Quito, ECU
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began at age 14 in school.
Why this sport?
"Because I like it."
Club / Team
Club Deportivo Primas y Primos: Quito, ECU
Name of coach
Barbaro Avila
Coach from which country?
Cuba
Training Regime
She trains nine times a week.

International debut

Year
2009
Location
Caracas

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
At London 2012 she will become the first Ecuadorian athlete with an intellectual disability to compete at the Paralympic Games. (elcomercio.com, 15 May 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S14 Heat 3 2012-09-02 7