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MARTÍNEZ Raúl
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age20
Place of BirthMonterrey, MEX
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2011.
Why this sport?
His doctors advised him to take up a sport and he chose football, which he played for five years. He was invited to try swimming after his football team disbanded.
Club / Team
Nuevo Leon State: Monterrey, MEX
Training Regime
He trains at the Tritones club and the High Performance Centre in Monterrey, Mexico.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no limits." (atletasla.com, 27 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the Nuevo Leon State Sports Award in Mexico. (vanguardia.com.mx, 06 Oct 2016)

He was named the 2015 Junior Para Athlete of the Year by the Nuevo Leon State Sports Institute in Mexico. (revistasietedias.com, 01 Mar 2016)
Impairment
He was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (info7.mx, 25 Jun 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 50m Butterfly S6 34.38
15 2016 50m Freestyle S6 33.51 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 50m Butterfly S6 33.61
5 2019 50m Freestyle S6 33.58
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2017 50m Butterfly S6 34.95
Heats 2017 50m Freestyle S6 34.44
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S6 33.71
5 2019 50m Butterfly S6 33.51