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Richard Oribe

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S4

Further personal information

Residence
San Sebastián, ESP
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Communications - University of Deusto: Bilbao, ESP

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He likes the freedom of moving in the water.
Club / Team
Konporta KE: San Sebastián, ESP
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [national], ESP; Javier Aymerich [personal], ESP, from 1997

International debut

Year
1992
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Barcelona

General interest

Hobbies
Music, surfing the internet, cycling. (richardoribe.com, 16 Jun 2014)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Italian Moto GP rider Valentino Rossi. (richardoribe.com, 16 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be serious, and give the maximum." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he received an Effort and Innovation Award from the province of Gipuzkoa, Spain. (donostia.org, 29 May 2014)

He won the Basque Athlete of the Year Award in 2011. (richardoribe.com, 16 Jun 2014)

He has won the Gold Medal Award for Sporting Merit, a Spanish award for outstanding athletes. (consumer.es, 20 Feb 2010)

A Spanish swimming trophy has been named after him. It is called the Richard Oribe Trophy VI. (consumer.es, 20 Feb 2010)
Other information
DOCUMENTARY STAR
A documentary about him titled 'Richard Oribe, on the other side of the medals' was released at the 2016 San Sebastian Cinema and Human Rights Festival in Spain. (paralympic.org, 22 Apr 2016)

PARALYMPIC VETERAN
He competed at six consecutive Paralympic Games between 1992-12, winning a total of 16 medals. (richardoribe.com, 16 Jun 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Heat 2 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 3 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 3 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heats 10
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Heats 1
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle S1-6 Final Round 2
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 3 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 9999
Men's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 3 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 1
Men's 4x50 m Medley Open Final Round 3
Men's 4x50 m Freestyle Open Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heats 2
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-08-31 4
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-09-05 2
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2012-09-05 2
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-13 7
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2015-07-13 5
Men's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-13 7
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 1 2015-07-13 4
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2015-07-14 5
Men's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-15 6
Men's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-16 10