Luis Huerta Poza
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S5, SB4, SM5
Further personal information
Sports Science - Miguel de Cervantes European University: Valladolid, ESP
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age four in Valladolid, Spain.
Why this sport?
He took up the sport as part of his therapy, and later joined a Para sport programme in Valladolid, Spain. "After getting into the water for the first time, no one could get me out."
Club / Team
CD Fusion: Valladolid, ESP
Name of coach
He trains at the Rio Esgueva Technical Swimming Centre in Valladolid, Spain.
Going out with friends, listening to music, watching TV series and movies, playing video games. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the S5 200m freestyle at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para swimmer Daniel Dias. (Instagram profile, 01 Sep 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always listens to music before competitions. (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Great achievements require time and patience." (Athlete, 28 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Future Award by the Federation of Impaired Sports of Castile and Leon autonomous community [FEDEACYL] in Spain. (valladoliddeporte.es, 04 Jul 2018; afedecyl.com, 27 Mar 2018; elnortedecastilla.es, 19 Feb 2018)
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Madeira, Portugal. (Twitter profile, 01 May 2022)
He was born with malformations to his limbs and issues that affected his ears. He is missing both legs and seven fingers on his hands. (rtvcyl YouTube channel, 11 Apr 2019; deporteadaptadocyl.org, 15 Nov 2018)