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Juan Reyes

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Manager
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Marketing - Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education [ITESM]: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age six.
Why this sport?
He initially began swimming as part of his rehabilitation, and eventually grew to love the feeling of freedom that the sport gave him.
Name of coach
Fernando Gutierrez Velez [national], MEX; Emmanuel Badillo [personal]

International debut

Year
1997
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Germany

General interest

Hobbies
Music, watching television, movies. (vice.com, 05 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
French Para swimmer David Smetanine. (Facebook profile, 17 Mar 2011)
Injuries
He sat out of the latter part of 2014 in order to treat a recurring knee injury. (rasainforma.com, 17 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You never get used to winning. You are always trying to improve your preparation." (eleconomista.com.mx, 06 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was presented with the Mexican Sports Award in 2001. (chilango.com, 06 Feb 2012)

A swimming pool in the municipality of Atizapan, Mexico, has been named after him. (estoenlinea.oem.com.mx, 11 Dec 2014)
Impairment
He contracted a condition called purpura fulminans at age five. The illness leads to coagulation in a person's blood vessels. To save his life doctors amputated his arms and his left leg. (ultra.com.mx, 27 Feb 2013; chilango.com, 06 Feb 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
He plans to retire from competitive swimming after he has competed at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (radioformula.com.mx, 07 Jul 2017)

OCCUPATION
He works as a community manager for Fundacion Kardias AC. The association aims to improve the quality of care that children with heart conditions receive at hospitals and institutes in Mexico. (Facebook profile, 28 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 8
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 4
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 5
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 7
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 2 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heats (SM2/3) 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 7
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final (S3-4) 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heats (S2-4) 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 4
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle Open Final Round 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 7
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S4 Heats 7
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heats 9
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 10
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heats 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 2 2012-09-06 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2012-09-06 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2013-08-13 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2016-09-16 1
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2017-12-03 5