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Nahia Zudaire Borrezo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8

Further personal information

Residence
Lasarte-Oria, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Basque, English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at nine months old, and decided to focus on the sport seriously in 2017.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport following advice from doctors.
Club / Team
Oria-Urumeako Buruntzaldea IKT: Lasarte-Oria, ESP

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Spain
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling. (dxtadaptado.com, 15 Aug 2021; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (txintxarri.eus, 01 Oct 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (diariovasco.com, 02 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish swimmer Jessica Vall. (diariovasco.com, 02 May 2019; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Injuries
Her training was disrupted by illness in late 2019. (txintxarri.eus, 11 Dec 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competing she pours water on each side of her body and on her face. (dxtadaptado.com, 15 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2021 she received an award at the GaituzSport Para Sport Awards in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in recognition of her competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The awards ceremony was organised by the GaituzSport Foundation and the Basque Federation of Adapted Sports. (zuzenkipress.com, 14 Oct 2021)

She was named Best Para swimmer for the 2018/19 season in Gipuzkoa, Spain. (txintxarri.eus, 01 Oct 2019)

In 2017 she was named Sport Talent of the Year in Para swimming by the government of Gipuzkoa, Spain. (diariovasco.com, 13 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (txintxarri.eus, 01 Oct 2021)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with pneumonia at a young age, and doctors then detected a heart problem. She has also experienced partial paralysis of her lower limbs. (diariovasco.com, 02 May 2019; diariovasco.com, 13 Feb 2018)