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HERNÁNDEZ Javier
Sport Para swimming
NPC Puerto Rico   
GenderMen
Age20
Place of BirthPonce, PUR
Height1.70 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
S14, SB14, SM14
Further Personal Information
Residence
United States
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 in Orlando, FL, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He learned to swim for safety reasons.
Club / Team
Indian River State College: Fort Pierce, FL, USA
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Puerto Rico
Location
Indianapolis, IN, USA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing in the final of the S14 100m backstroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (ncsasports.org, 15 Mar 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming has helped me grow as a person, as an athlete, and is leading me to focus my efforts to achieve my dreams." (ncsasports.org, 15 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ncsasports.org, 15 Mar 2019)
Impairment
He has autism. (elnuevodia.com, 07 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 100m Breaststroke SB14 1:30.87
8 2019 200m Freestyle S14 2:16.88
12 2019 100m Backstroke S14 1:18.55
5 2019 100m Butterfly S14 1:04.23
9 2019 200m Individual Medley SM14 2:39.24
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
6 2017 100m Backstroke S14 1:22.62
8 2017 100m Butterfly S14 1:07.16