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HERNÁNDEZ Jesús
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age28
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Irapuato, MEX
Languages
Arabic, English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began pursuing Para swimming seriously in 2013.
Why this sport?
He initially got involved in swimming at a young age as part of his therapy.
Club / Team
Guanajuato State: Mexico
Name of coach
Jose Raul Pelaez Ampudia
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para swimmer Juan Ignacio Reyes. (periodicodeizcalli.com.mx, 31 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I define happiness as enjoying every moment with attitude." (Facebook profile, 20 Apr 2019)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy, and has a malformation in his shoulders as well as an impairment to his lumbar vertebrae. (milenio.com, 30 Dec 2017)
Other information
DEFEATING HIS IDOL
He won a bronze medal in the S4 50m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, finishing ahead of his idol, fellow Mexican swimmer Juan Ignacio Reyes, who placed fourth. "I beat a person that I have admired and always will do. Beating my idol was a great thing for me. I beat Juan Ignacio, who I watched on TV and many times I told myself that one day I would be like him. I never imagined that one day I would compete against him." (periodicodeizcalli.com.mx, 31 Aug 2018; milenio.com, 30 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
9 2016 200m Freestyle S4 3:25.76 
3 2016 50m Backstroke S4 45.30 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 50m Freestyle S4 45.64
2 2019 100m Freestyle S4 1:36.62
7 2019 200m Freestyle S5 3:41.75
2 2019 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:02.81
1 2019 50m Backstroke S4 45.38
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2017 50m Backstroke S4 44.96
3 2017 50m Freestyle S4 45.52
3 2017 200m Freestyle S4 3:35.92
7 2019 150m Individual Medley SM4 3:01.00
5 2019 50m Backstroke S4 45.80
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S4 45.56
Heats 2019 50m Breaststroke SB3 1:04.47