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Kevin Mendez Martinez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Lorca, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
After beginning to lose his sight at age three, his parents enrolled him in swimming lessons to keep him active.
Why this sport?
After trying swimming he realised he loved it, because he felt no barriers or hindrance because of his deteriorating eyesight.
Club / Team
Lorca Swim Club: Lorca, ESP

General interest

Hobbies
Bikes. (paralimpicos.es, 01 Sep 2008)
Awards and honours
He was awarded a plaque by the city of Lorca in recognition of his performances at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. (regmurcia.com, 01 Dec 2009)
Impairment
His eyesight began to deteriorate at age three. He has near-total visual impairment and swims in the S13. (regmurcia.com, 01 Dec 2009)