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TRONCO Cristopher
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthMexico City, MEX
Height1.24 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2, SB2, SM2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 2000 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
His parents enrolled him in swimming lessons after he fell into a river and almost drowned. "I like to swim, it makes me feel free."
Club / Team
Desarrollo Integral de la Familia [DIF]: Mexico
Name of coach
Fernando Gutierrez Velez [national], MEX
Training Regime
He trains at the Mexican National Paralympic Training Centre [CEPAMEX] in Mexico City.
Senior International Debut
Year
2001
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Phoenix, AZ, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Crismaster (Facebook profile, 19 Jan 2020)
Hobbies
Performing as a DJ. (Facebook profile, 18 Jan 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the SB2 50m breaststroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (diariodequeretaro.com.mx, 21 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Impairment is in the mind." (elsoldepuebla.com.mx, 03 Jun 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2006 a swimming pool was named after him in Mexico City, Mexico. (aztecauno.com, 09 Mar 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gob.mx, 12 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He was born without both arms and his right leg. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; gob.mx, 15 Nov 2016)
Other information
TURNTABLES
He is a disc jockey, performing under the name DJ Crismaster. "I've been a fan of music since I was a child. I began going to parties with a cousin who taught me how to use the decks." (Plumas Atomicas YouTube channel, 12 Jun 2019; aztecauno.com, 09 Mar 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2004 50m Freestyle S3 1:06.01
11 2004 100m Freestyle S3 2:18.43
11 2004 200m Freestyle S3 4:50.28
5 2004 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:07.55
7 2004 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:34.21
9 2008 50m Freestyle S3 1:05.00
9 2008 100m Freestyle S3 2:23.03
9 2008 50m Backstroke S3 1:06.04
4 2012 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:01.12
Heats 2012 150m Individual Medley SM3  DNS
Heats 2012 50m Backstroke S3 1:04.32
9 2016 50m Backstroke S3 1:03.68 
10 2016 50m Freestyle S3 1:02.10 
8 2016 50m Breaststroke SB2  DSQ
8 2016 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:33.76 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2003 50m Freestyle S3 1:02.81
3 2003 100m Freestyle S3 2:18.59
2 2003 200m Freestyle S3 4:45.75
3 2003 50m Backstroke S3 1:05.49
2 2003 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:08.48
2 2003 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:31.04
4 2019 200m Freestyle S2 5:00.73
2 2019 50m Backstroke S2 1:04.45
2 2019 100m Backstroke S2 2:24.20
2 2019 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:02.93
4 2019 50m Freestyle S2 1:04.03
4 2019 100m Freestyle S2 2:16.33
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2002 50m Freestyle S3 1:02.47
11 2002 100m Freestyle S3 2:20.17
9 2002 200m Freestyle S3 4:50.44
12 2002 50m Backstroke S3 1:41.59
1 2002 150m Individual Medley SM2 4:06.55
7 2006 50m Freestyle S3 1:03.77
  2006 100m Freestyle S3  DNS
  2006 50m Backstroke S3  DNS
2 2006 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:06.66
10 2010 50m Freestyle S3 1:03.47
9 2010 200m Freestyle S3 5:03.70
8 2010 50m Backstroke S3 1:04.78
10 2010 100m Freestyle S3 2:23.71
5 2010 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:04.79
7 2010 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:39.26
5 2013 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:05.45
7 2013 50m Freestyle S3 1:02.08
7 2013 50m Backstroke S3 1:06.44
5 2013 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:41.07
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S3 4:51.37
5 2015 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:35.62
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S3 1:03.03
6 2015 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:03.98
Heats 2015 50m Backstroke S3 1:04.54
6 2017 50m Backstroke S3 1:02.87
3 2017 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:04.79
Heats 2017 50m Freestyle S3 1:06.88
4 2019 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:04.53
6 2019 100m Backstroke S2 2:19.82
5 2019 200m Freestyle S2 4:54.38
5 2019 50m Backstroke S2 1:04.71