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SEGURA Samaria
Sport Para swimming
NPC Honduras   
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Tegucigalpa, HON
Higher education
Banking, Finance - Autonomous National University of Honduras: Tegucigalpa, HON
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming while at school in Yuscaran, Honduras.
Why this sport?
She originally participated in athletics at school, until one day a teacher invited her to try swimming. "I loved athletics, but [teacher] Maylo Nunez asked me if I wanted to try swimming. I didn't like the idea at first. I wasn't worried about being able to swim or not due to my hands, I just didn't think it was a sport for me. Nevertheless, once I got in the water I discovered I was born to swim."
Training Regime
She trains three hours each day from Monday to Friday.
General Interest
Sammy (, 06 Apr 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"When I am in the water I feel emotion and adrenaline and I like that a lot, it's a passion I have for swimming." (, 31 Mar 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received a Youth Award from the National Youth Institute, which is part of the Honduras government. The award is given to young people whose lives are examples of dedication and achievement in social and intellectual accomplishments. The award was given to her by the president of Honduras. (, 12 Aug 2019)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 31 Mar 2019)
At eight months old she suffered third-degree burns when a gas lamp exploded in her bedroom, and the mosquito net around her bed caught fire. Doctors had to amputate fingers on both hands, and she travelled twice to the United States of America to have plastic surgery on her face, arms, hands and legs. (, 06 Apr 2019;, 31 Mar 2019;, 16 Apr 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2019 50m Freestyle S9 52.22
  2019 100m Freestyle S9  DNS
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S9 1:57.74
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S9 52.60