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Miguel Luque

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S5, SB4, SM5

Further personal information

Family
Son Sergio
Residence
Parets del Valles, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies - Institute of Parets del Valles: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming as a child at the CEM San Rafael club in Barcelona, Spain.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport after watching the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. He also found swimming had therapeutic benefits.
Club / Team
Fundacion Adapta2: Parets del Valles, ESP
Name of coach
Joan Serra Casals [personal]
Training Regime
His sessions vary from three hours a day up to six hours, depending on the competition he is preparing for.

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Hobbies
Sports, listening to music, watching movies. (Facebook page, 10 Jul 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SB3 50m breaststroke at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
US actor Sylvester Stallone. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hard work pays off." (Instagram profile, 09 Feb 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he received the Silver Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit in Spain. (stjosep.com, 18 May 2018)

The Miguel Luque Municipal Pool is named after him and is located in Parets del Valles, Spain. (cpnl.cat, 23 May 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vallesvisio.cat, 02 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis. The condition causes congenital joint contractures. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018; stjosep.com, 18 May 2018)
Other information
CHALLENGES
In June 2017 he completed an open water swim across the Strait of Gibraltar for charity. He has also completed a challenge to swim one metre for each inhabitant of the municipality of Parets del Valles, Spain, swimming 17,900 metres in under eight hours. (stjosep.com, 18 May 2018; lavanguardia.com, 06 Jun 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Heat 1 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 8
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 3
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 3
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 1
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Final Round 7
Men's 150 m Medley SM4 Heat 1 3
Men's 150 m Medley SM4 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heats 9
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heats 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2012-09-02 5
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2012-09-03 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2012-09-03 2
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 2012-09-06 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 3 2012-09-07 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 2 2013-08-12 11
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 2013-08-14 9
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2013-08-17 5
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2013-08-18 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2013-08-18 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 1
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2016-09-12 6
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2016-09-14 2
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2016-09-14 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2017-12-05 2
Men's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2017-12-07 4