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Juan Sebastian Manrique Pineda

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Son Lucas

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Japan.
Why this sport?
He first tried swimming to ease the pain provoked by the surgeries he underwent after his accident. He later joined a sports club in which he began playing wheelchair tennis before trying swimming. He was hesitant to take up full training until he was convinced by a coach.

General interest

Other sports
He has represented Colombia in Para triathlon at international level. (triathlon.org, 13 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic gold medal. (elespectador.com, 02 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He has an impairments to his lower limbs after sustaining spinal cord injuries during an accident. (elespectador.com, 02 Sep 2016)