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CASTAN GOMEZ Angel De Jesus
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age19
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tuxpan, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2013.
Why this sport?
He used to practise athletics but did not enjoy it. His mother then encouraged him to get involved in swimming, even though he was afraid of the water. "When I enter the pool I feel like I can achieve anything."
Club / Team
Club Caimanes: Tuxpan, MEX
Name of coach
Carlos Urbina [club]; Fernando Velez [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Angelito (imagendeveracruz.mx, 15 Mar 2018)
Hobbies
Watching movies, playing video games. (imagendeveracruz.mx, 15 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to do things that no one else is prepared to do." (gob.mx, 12 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Youth Without Limits Award from the municipality of Tuxpan in Mexico. (ivj.gob.mx, 30 Sep 2015)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that causes joint contractures. (elheraldodetuxpan.com.mx, 04 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2019 400m Freestyle S6 6:11.63
4 2019 100m Breaststroke SB5 1:45.76
7 2019 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:19.60