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Nelson Crispin Corzo

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Family
Partner Mafe Ayala
Residence
Bucaramanga, COL
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education, Sport and Recreation Studies - Saint Thomas University: Bucaramanga, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2006.
Why this sport?
He went to a swimming class with his brother, where he was spotted by coach William Jimenez. "I discovered it by chance and then I liked it."
Name of coach
William Jimenez [personal], COL

General interest

Hobbies
Playing video games, travel. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's SM6 200m individual medley at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (infobae.com, 26 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach William Jimenez. (senalcolombia.tv, 31 Mar 2017)
Hero / Idol
Colombian jumping athlete Caterine Ibarguen, Colombian BMX rider Mariana Pajon, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019; elespectador.com, 18 Dec 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Face your competition with the certainty of being the best while being humble." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2013 and 2021 he was named Sportsperson of the Year by the Colombian Paralympic Committee. (Instagram profile, 16 Dec 2021; vanguardia.com, 18 Nov 2014)

In 2021 he was named Para Athlete of the Year by the Colombian newspapers El Espectador and La Vanguardia. He was also named Best Para Athlete of the Year of the Santander Department by the Santander branch of the Colombian Sports Journalists Association [ACORD]. (Instagram profile, 16 Dec 2021, 06 Dec 2021; elfrente.com.co, 15 Dec 2021)

He was flag bearer for Colombia at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Other sports
He has taken part in triathlon relay competitions in Colombia. (semana.com, 02 Sep 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (periodico15.com, 10 Nov 2021)
Impairment
He has achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
FUTURE PLANS
He aspires to work as a swimming coach. "I want to teach children everything I have learnt. I want to be a coach and to train children, able-bodied or with an impairment. I want them to be good athletes and to persevere." (periodico15.com, 10 Nov 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2012-09-03 5
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2012-09-03 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2012-09-05 4
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2012-09-05 3
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2012-09-07 5
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2012-09-07 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-12 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2013-08-14 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-14 3
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2013-08-15 6
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2013-08-17 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2013-08-18 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-13 7
Men's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-13 6
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2015-07-14 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 1 2015-07-14 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 4
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 9999
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2015-07-17 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2015-07-17 2
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2015-07-18 6
Men's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final 1 2015-07-18 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-19 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2016-09-09 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2016-09-09 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-10 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-10 2
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2016-09-12 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 2016-09-12 9999
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final Round 2016-09-15 2
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2016-09-17 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Final 1 2017-12-03 1
Men's 100 m Breaststroke SB6 Heat 2 2017-12-03 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2017-12-04 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-04 2
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 2 2017-12-06 1
Men's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2017-12-06 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 2017-12-07 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2017-12-07 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2017-12-07 1
Men's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final 1 2017-12-07 1