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ARAYA Elián
Sport Para swimming
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthLobería, ARG
Height1.77 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2002 in Loberia, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He chose the sport following a medical recommendation.
Club / Team
NLTC Natacion Competitiva: Morón, ARG
Name of coach
Pablo Quinteros [club]; Marcela Belviso [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Argentina
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. (senderomultimedios.com.ar, 19 Sep 2019)
Impairment
His impairment affects his hearing and means he is unable to speak. He communicates through sign language. (paradeportes.com, 19 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S14 1:10.16
8 2016 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:11.60
18 2016 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:26.97 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:10.49
7 2019 200m Freestyle S14 2:15.17
5 2019 100m Backstroke S14 1:08.52
4 2019 100m Butterfly S14 1:04.07
4 2019 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:25.52
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:13.37
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:30.24
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S14 1:09.67
Heats 2022 100m Breaststroke SB14  DSQ