Thirteen Argentinian swimmers will represent the South American country at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City, from 30 September-6 October, as announced by the Argentinian Paralympic Committee (COPAR) on 28 May.
Facundo Arregui, Matias De Andrade, Inaki Basiloff, Agustin Orellana, Fernando Carlomagno, Lucas Poggi, Marco Pulleiro, Amilcar Guerra, Sergio Zayas and Elian Araya are the 10 male swimmers called up to the national team, whilst Ana Luz Pellitero, Anabel Moro and Daniela Gimenez will participate in the women’s events.
Prior to the beginning of the main swimming competition outside the Paralympic Games, the delegation will take part in a training camp in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, from 14-26 September to acclimatise.
“I am very happy for having this opportunity and proud of representing my country once again,” said 19-year-old Arregui, who finished fifth in the men’s 400m freestyle S7 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Poggi added: “I hope all of us can fulfil our dreams in Mexico and represent Argentina with pride and dignity.”
At the Worlds, Argentina will be hoping to outdo their performance from the last edition in Glasgow, Great Britain, in 2015, when Nadia Baez won the only medal, a bronze in the women’s 100m breaststroke SB11.