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Maria Jazmin Aragon Diani

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Villa Carlos Paz, ARG
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Fashion Design - University of Buenos Aires [UBA]: Argentina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven in Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina. She took up the sport seriously at age 15 at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes in Cordoba, Argentina.
Why this sport?
Her doctor suggested the sport to her after she had surgery on her left arm. At first she went to the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes to try and learn rhythmic gymnastics but she could not adapt to it and she was encouraged to focus on swimming instead. "I did not want to do it, but my mother convinced me. That's where I started and then I never left the sport."
Club / Team
Club Atletico Independiente: Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Edith Arraspide [club]

General interest

Nicknames
Jaz (Facebook profile, 12 Apr 2019)
Hobbies
"If you really want something, then give all your strength and love to achieve it. And be patient, it will take time but you will make it." (infobae.com, 14 Mar 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (cadena3.com, 10 Mar 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in Para open water swimming, and won gold at the 2019 National Beach Games in Puerto Madryn. Argentina. (cadena3.com, 10 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (cadena3.com, 10 Mar 2019)
Impairment
She sustained a brachial plexus injury at birth. The condition affects the movement in her left arm. (infobae.com, 14 Mar 2020; cadena3.com, 10 Mar 2019)