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Juan Castillo Estevez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB8, SM10

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Industrial Engineering - Havana Technological University [CUJAE]: Cuba

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Havana, Cuba.
Why this sport?
He has enjoyed swimming since he was a child.
Name of coach
Luisa Mojarrieta [personal]; Dayron Jorge [personal]; Ernesto Garrido [national], CUB
Training Regime
He trains at the Baragua pool complex in Havana, Cuba.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Cuba
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Tuti (Facebook profile, 04 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S9 100m butterfly at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Cuban Para swimmer Ernesto Garrido. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Cuban Para swimmer Ernesto Garrido. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2017 he was named among the 10 Best Athletes with an Impairment in Cuba. (trabajadores.cu, 23 Dec 2017; cubasi.cu, 07 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He has Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; cibercuba.com, 11 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2016-09-09 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2016-09-13 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 2 2016-09-15 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2016-09-15 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 4
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 10
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 5
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 5