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CASTILLO Juan
Sport Para swimming
NPC Cuba   
GenderMen
Age23
Place of BirthHavana, CUB
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S10, SB8, SM10
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Industrial Engineering - Havana Technological University [CUJAE]: Cuba
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven in Havana, Cuba.
Why this sport?
He has enjoyed swimming since he was a child.
Name of coach
Luisa Mojarrieta [personal]; Dayron Jorge [personal]; Ernesto Garrido [national], CUB
Training Regime
He trains at the Baragua pool complex in Havana, Cuba.
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Cuba
Location
São Paulo, BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Tuti (Facebook profile, 04 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S9 100m butterfly at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Cuban Para swimmer Ernesto Garrido. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Cuban Para swimmer Ernesto Garrido. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 and 2017 he was named among the 10 Best Athletes with an Impairment in Cuba. (trabajadores.cu, 23 Dec 2017; cubasi.cu, 07 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He has Guillain-Barre syndrome, a condition in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; cibercuba.com, 11 Aug 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:44.71
17 2016 50m Freestyle S9 27.99 
5 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:01.93
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 100m Freestyle S10 1:02.21
8 2019 50m Freestyle S10 27.88
2 2019 100m Butterfly S10 1:01.86
7 2019 400m Freestyle S10 4:51.11
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 100m Butterfly S9 1:02.11
Heats 2017 50m Freestyle S9 28.43
5 2017 400m Freestyle S9 4:48.48