Rafael Castillo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Miami, FL, USA
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Club / Team
DevilRay Swim Club: Miami, FL, USA
Name of coach
Yand Martinez

General interest

Impairment
When he was six months old, he lost his left arm and leg after doctors administered him expired saline. (martinoticias.com, 06 Jun 2012)
Other information
FROM CUBA TO USA
He requested political asylum in the United States of America after crossing the border from Mexico after the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was granted asylum in May 2012. (cafefuerte.com, 28 Feb 2012; noticias.lainformacion.com, 01 Jun 2012)