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Mark Chirino

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S4, SB2, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Barquisimeto, VEN
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in Borquisimeto, Venezuela, in 2007.
Why this sport?
He discovered he enjoyed the sport.
Handedness
Left

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Venezuela
Location
Rio de Janeiro

General interest

Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Impairment
He has phocomelia, a condition in which the upper portion of a limb is absent or poorly developed. At age 15 both of his legs were amputated. (mindeporte.gob.ve, 25 Aug 2012; Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB2 Heat 2 2012-08-30 7
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-09-05 7