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Miguel Angel Rincon Narvaez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Bucaramanga, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Why this sport?
"It was all because of my obsession to walk again. I started swimming and it improved my ability to move. It makes me feel free."
Name of coach
Luis Carlos Calderon Fuentes [national], COL

General interest

Nicknames
Mascara (Facebook profile, 05 Aug 2019)
Hobbies
Listening to music, playing video games, motorcycling. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 29 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Luis Carlos Calderon Fuentes. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
British swimmer Adam Peaty. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is challenging, and we have to experience challenges because experiences are the only thing we have left in life. Fight for what you want because nobody is going to fight for you." (colombia.com, 16 Nov 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of a firearm accident at age nine after he had found a gun at home. "I took it and at that moment, without knowing how, I shot myself in the chest and the bullet came out of my back." (elespectador.com, 19 Aug 2020; colombia.com, 16 Nov 2017)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a personal trainer qualification. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB5 Heat 1 2013-08-16 10