Mexico City 2017: Lorenzo Perez Escalona vs. Nelson Crispin28.11.2017
Latin American rivals ready to face each other again at a major competition
The first time the Cuban and the Colombian swam against each other was in the heats of the 100m freestyle S6 at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, with the former qualifying for the final and Crispin being eliminated.
Their most important race to date was in the 100m freestyle S6 at Rio 2016, where Perez Escalona clocked 1:04.70 to become Cuba’s first swimming Paralympic champion ever, while Crispin sealed his third silver at the Games thanks to a time of 1:05.37.
Head to Head
Perez Escalona: Nationality: Cuba. Age: 31
Crispin: Nationality: Colombia. Age: 25
Perez Escalona: Games: 2 (2012, 2016)
Medals: 4 (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Crispin: Games: 2 (2012, 2016)
Medals: 3 (3 silver)
Perez Escalona: Will make his debut at Mexico City 2017
Crispin: Championships: 2 (2013, 2015)
Medals: 8 (2 golds, 3 silvers, 3 bronze)
DID YOU KNOW?
Perez Escalona: Was involved in an accident during Hurricane Dennis that resulted in him being unable to walk.
Crispin: Was named the 2013 Sportsperson of the Year by the Colombian Paralympic Committee.
All Head to Heads can be found on Mexico City 2017’s website.