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Leider Albeiro Lemus Rojas

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Bogotá, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - Minuto de Dios University: Bogotá, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Bogota, Colombia.
Why this sport?
He used to work at a farm, where he had to swim down a river to catch fallen bananas. He then went to the local pool with a friend and met coach Diego Mauricio Mayorga.
Club / Team
Valle del Cauca Department: Colombia
Name of coach
Luis Carlos Calderon Fuentes [national], COL

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Colorado Springs, CO, USA

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the men's SB11 100m breaststroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Alcaldia de Aguazul Facebook page, 10 Sep 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming came to my help during the toughest time of my life. It allows me to dream. It's a way of life, and a way to spend days and weeks and not think about my impairment. It makes me want to keep on living." (expresodelcentro.wordpress.com, 10 Sep 2009)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Alcaldia de Aguazul Facebook page, 10 Sep 2021)
Impairment
He lost his vision at age 17 due to bilateral optic neuropathy. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019; winsports.co, 07 May 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final Round 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 1 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 1 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Heat 1 2012-09-03 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Heat 1 2012-09-06 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM11 Heat 2 2012-09-08 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Backstroke S11 Heat 2 2016-09-09 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S11 Heat 2 2016-09-12 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S11 Final Round 2016-09-14 8