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Marco Pulleiro

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9

Further personal information

Residence
Argentina
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Coaching - Higher Sports Institute [ISDE]: Buenos Aires, ARG

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Why this sport?
His condition meant swimming was a good fit for him.
Club / Team
Once Unidos: Mar del Plata, ARG
Name of coach
Ezequiel Valdes [personal]; Federico Andersen [personal]
Training Regime
He trains at the National Centre for High Performance Sports [CENARD] in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Chicho (cap.org.ar, 18 Jun 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Reaching the final of the S9 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family, particularly his grandfather. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017, 14 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian marathon swimmer Pilar Geijo, Argentinian Para swimmer Guillermo Marro, Argentinian open water swimmer Damian Blaum. (eliteamateur.blogspot.com.es, 16 Apr 2012)
Injuries
An injury prevented him competing at the 2016 European Open Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (paradeportes.com, 15 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it everything at training, be happy at competitions." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He has osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone syndrome. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2013-08-16 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2013-08-16 8
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2013-08-17 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2013-08-17 8
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2015-07-17 7
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2015-07-18 8
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2015-07-18 8
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 2 2015-07-18 13
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM9 Heat 1 2016-09-11 6
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2016-09-15 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final Round 2016-09-15 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m Freestyle 34pts Final 1 2017-12-02 3
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Heat 1 2017-12-06 3
Men's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final 1 2017-12-06 2
Men's 100 m Butterfly S9 Final 1 2017-12-06 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Heat 1 2017-12-07 6
Men's 400 m Freestyle S9 Final 1 2017-12-07 6