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Maximiliano Matto

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB2, SM2

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete, Journalist
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - 21st Century University: Argentina

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began learning to swim when he was still a baby in Merlo, Argentina.
Why this sport?
Doctors told his parents that swimming would help with his condition.
Club / Team
Club Atletico River Plate: Núñez, Distrito Federal, ARG
Name of coach
Marcela Belviso [club], ARG

General interest

Nicknames
Maxi (elfederal.com.ar, 26 Aug 2014)
Most influential person in career
His mother Monica Melian. (diariouno.com.ar, 08 Aug 2016; bienal.alpi.org.ar, 2013)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian swimmer Jose Meolans, Argentinian Para swimmer Guillermo Marro. (carga.argnoticias.com, 16 Oct 2014)
Injuries
He was unable to compete in 2010 and 2011 because he was recovering from surgery. He returned to training in 2012. (natacion.com.ar, 10 May 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The impossible does not exist, it just takes a little longer." (diariouno.com.ar, 08 Aug 2016)
Impairment
He was born with congenital scoliosis and agenesis of his upper right and lower limbs. (elfederal.com.ar, 26 Aug 2014)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied sports journalism. (telam.com.ar, 02 Oct 2015; lanacion.com.ar, 05 Dec 2016)