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Uriel Machado

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14

Further personal information

Residence
Caracas, VEN
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three in La Vega, Venezuela.
Why this sport?
His mother wanted him to start the sport as she thought it would be good for his asthma.
Name of coach
Peggy Jimenez [national], VEN
Training Regime
He trains for up to four hours a day. His sessions also include strength work at the gym.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Venezuela
Location
Ecuador

General interest

Nicknames
Uri (Facebook profile, 26 Jun 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. (elsumario.com, 11 Apr 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I feel like a fish in the water." (vtv.gob.ve, 09 Dec 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was presented with the Athlete of the Year Award in the functional diversity category by the Chamber of Libertador Municipality in Caracas, Venezuela. (vtv.gob.ve, 09 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (vtv.gob.ve, 09 Dec 2018)