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ORELLANA Agustín
Sport Para swimming
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthAvellaneda, ARG
Height1.66 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Villa Domínico, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Pio XII Superior Institute: Avellaneda, ARG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age three, and started training seriously at age seven with the aim of competing in national tournaments.
Why this sport?
"I started as part of my rehabilitation, doctors recommended swimming as it helped my spine be more straight. I wanted to do other sports, but when I started to compete in swimming I loved the atmosphere and I stayed."
Club / Team
Club Atletico Independiente: Avellaneda, ARG
Name of coach
Edith Arraspide [club], ARG
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
South American Games
Location
Santiago, CHI
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Coach Edith Arraspide. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
While playing volleyball, he broke his shoulder twice. "That is why I stopped playing volleyball. I can put my shoulder and take it out of place, and feel nothing. I don't feel any pain until hours later." (elequipo-deportea.com, 05 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am going to achieve it, and I will earn it." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He sustained a brachial plexus injury at birth, which affects the movement in his right arm. (elequipo-deportea.com, 05 May 2016; Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Other information
IMPAIRMENT
Doctors have offered to amputate his impaired right arm, but he has refused. "When swimming, my arm without mobility drags in the water. For some athletes, the solution to improve their times is to amputate the limb. I was offered to amputate my arm, but I have always refused. It may help me swim faster, but for social life it does not favour me at all." (elequipo-deportea.com, 05 May 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:29.76
3 2019 100m Butterfly S8 1:18.94
4 2019 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:51.49
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2017 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:28.31
Heats 2017 100m Butterfly S8 1:12.34
2 2017 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:44.05
6 2017 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:46.39
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:45.21
10 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:13.07
9 2016 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:26.36