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CORTEZ Carlos
Sport Para swimming
NPC El Salvador   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthAtiquizaya, ESA
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
His sister first took him swimming in a nearby river when their parents were at work. "I started to float in the water and then I thought it was swimming, at least not drowning." Later, as part of the Paralympic Schools Project, he was selected to focus on swimming.
General Interest
Awards and honours
He is a National Institute of Sports of El Salvador scholarship recipient. (paralympic.org, 02 Apr 2014)
Other sports
In 2011, he made his international debut at the CODICADER Games competing in athletics. He had to give up the sport because of "logistical issues", and eventually took up competitive swimming. (paralympic.org, 02 Apr 2014)
Other information


Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.