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Patricio Tse Anibal Lopez Fernandez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Keryam
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his therapy.
Club / Team
Club Acuatico Los Fenix de Santo Domingo: Santo Domingo, DOM
Name of coach
Ana Maria Peralta [personal, national]

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Dominican Republic
Location
Indianapolis, IN, USA

General interest

Nicknames
Patri (Instagram profile, 08 Apr 2019)
Hobbies
Practising triathlon. (elnuevodiario.com.do, 29 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you truly and passionately want it, it can be achieved." (Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
He and fellow Para swimmer Lourdes Aybar were named Dominican Republic's flag bearers for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cdn.com.do, 10 Apr 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. (robertocavada.com, 26 Apr 2022)
Impairment
He has tetraplegia, having sustained a cervical injury after being shot during a robbery in 2012. (elnuevodiario.com.do, 29 Jul 2019; Marino Survivor Instagram profile, 25 Jan 2019; Athlete, 02 Dec 2017)
Other information
MOTIVATION
A drawing made by his daughter Keryam made him change his perception about the disability. "In the drawing Keryam was the princess, her mother was the queen, and I was the king on a wheelchair. After that drawing I changed my attitude, my way of thinking that disability is not limiting." (elnuevodiario.com.do, 29 Jul 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Men's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2017-12-05 5