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Jose Ramon Cantero Elvira

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Family
Partner Lucia
Residence
Móstoles, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian, Spanish
Higher education
Journalism - King Juan Carlos University: Madrid, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six at school in Madrid, Spain.
Club / Team
ADN Mostoles: Spain
Name of coach
Santiago Marquez [personal], from 2020

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Spain

General interest

Hobbies
Studying the Russian language. (Twitter profile, 24 Feb 2020; Instagram profile, 11 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver medals in the S11 100m butterfly and the 49 points mixed 4x100m freestyle relay at the 2021 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (Instagram profile, 15 Aug 2021, 25 May 2021)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmers Ian Thorpe and James Magnussen. (eldiadigital.es, 30 Aug 2011)
Injuries
He required four operations on his retina in 2017 and was unable to compete for a year. He returned to action in March 2018. (mostoles.es, 26 Mar 2018)

In 2011 he had a detached retina. (mostoles.tuzonaes.com, 10 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Ever onward to victory." (Facebook profile, 16 Apr 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Courage and Personal Improvement Award at the 2018 Sports Gala in Mostoles, Spain. (soy-de.com, 22 Oct 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (noticiasparamunicipios.com, 12 Jun 2018)
Impairment
He has a vision impairment due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (abc.es, 11 Jun 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-08-30 5
Men's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 8
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-09-04 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 6