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Luis Armando Andrade Guillen

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
La Paz, MEX
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in La Paz, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his physical therapy. "I never thought I would visit so many countries, win so many medals, and meet so many people who support me and who are my equal. I used to think that I was different, but when I came into Para sport, I realised that we are many. There are thousands of people with an impairment, we are not alone."
Club / Team
Baja California Sur State: Mexico
Name of coach
Linton Fritz Navarro Holm, MEX, from 2013
Training Regime
He trains at the Emilio Mendoza Sports Complex in La Paz, Mexico.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships

General interest

Nicknames
Rey de la Natacion [King of Swimming]. (sinembargo.mx, 25 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S8 100m butterfly at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What we do in life echoes in eternity." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012, 2015 and 2016 he was named Sportsman of the Year in the state of Baja California in Mexico. (elsudcaliforniano.com.mx, 18 Oct 2016)

He lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (dgecytm.sep.gob.mx, 19 Sep 2013)

He has received the Sports Merit Award from the congress of the state of Baja California in Mexico. (septimodia.info, 18 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (informatebcs.com, 20 May 2020)
Impairment
Most of his left arm was amputated after he was involved in a road accident at age six. The bus in which he and his family were passengers overturned on the way to his hometown of La Paz in Mexico. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; septimodia.info, 18 Jan 2016; proceso.com.mx, 05 Jan 2012)
Other information
TATTOOS
He has a number of tattoos on his body, mostly on his arms. "I started at age 15 with the sentence 'What we do in life echoes in eternity' from the 'Gladiator' film. I have an eagle, a tiger, and a shark - animals that represent strength. I also have a tattoo of the Olympic rings." (septimodia.info, 18 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 3 2012-08-30 5
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 3 2012-09-01 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2012-09-05 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 1 2012-09-06 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2015-07-13 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2015-07-13 3
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB8 Heat 1 2015-07-14 13
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2015-07-15 7
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Final 1 2015-07-15 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-16 8
Men's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 1 2015-07-18 11
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2015-07-19 7
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2015-07-19 6
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2016-09-09 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final Round 2016-09-09 5
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-11 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2016-09-16 6
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM8 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-03 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S8 Heat 2 2017-12-04 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Final 1 2017-12-06 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S8 Heat 2 2017-12-06 5
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2017-12-07 3