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CASTORENA Arnulfo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthGuadalajara, MEX
Height1.28 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S4, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Concepcion, six children
Residence
Guadalajara, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 17 at the CODE club in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He wanted to become a member of the Mexico national team.
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico
Name of coach
Pepe Pelaez
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Injuries
In 2014 he underwent surgery on a tendon in his right shoulder. (Facebook profile, 16 Jan 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm just a normal guy, and if in another life I was in the same body I am now, I have no doubts I'd be a winner as well." (amazonaws.com, 13 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Sports Merit Medal from the city of Guadalajara in Mexico. (polideportivo.mx, 17 Dec 2015)

In 2001 he received a Sports Merit Award and a scholarship from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico. (uag.mx, 01 Feb 2001)
Impairment
He was born with underdeveloped legs and missing his left arm. (yoinfluyo.com, 26 Jun 2012; uag.mx, 01 Feb 2001)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2000 100m Freestyle S4 1:43.59 
5 2000 200m Freestyle S4 3:36.69 
1 2000 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:00.56 
8 2000 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:10.92
Heats 2000 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  
10 2004 50m Freestyle S4 47.72
8 2004 100m Freestyle S4 1:43.09
8 2004 200m Freestyle S4 3:42.06
1 2004 50m Breaststroke SB2 56.27
3 2004 50m Butterfly S4 53.01
2 2004 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:04.16
8 2004 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:07.29
12 2008 50m Freestyle S4 50.79
5 2008 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:02.50
7 2008 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:04.44
2 2012 50m Breaststroke SB2 58.23
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S4 1:03.27
Heats 2012 150m Individual Medley SM3  DNS
6 2016 50m Breaststroke SB2 57.70
6 2016 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:10.84 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2003 50m Freestyle S4 48.54
3 2003 100m Freestyle S4 1:46.16
3 2003 200m Freestyle S4 3:51.20
1 2003 50m Breaststroke SB2 59.87
2 2003 50m Butterfly S4 56.57
1 2003 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:20.65
4 2019 50m Freestyle S4 48.17
2 2019 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:08.97
3 2019 100m Freestyle S4 1:45.94
1 2019 50m Breaststroke SB2 56.54
9 2019 200m Freestyle S5 3:56.67
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 1998 150m Individual Medley SM3 4:16.96
9 2002 50m Freestyle S4 49.89
8 2002 100m Freestyle S4 1:49.54
7 2002 200m Freestyle S4 3:51.46
1 2002 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:00.52
2 2002 50m Butterfly S4 56.25
2 2002 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:21.33
6 2002 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:01.78
9 2006 50m Freestyle S4 48.17
8 2006 100m Freestyle S4 1:52.08
7 2006 200m Freestyle S4 3:51.40
1 2006 50m Breaststroke SB2 57.50
3 2006 50m Butterfly S4 53.61
1 2006 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:11.74
2 2006 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:00.08
7 2006 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:07.65
5 2010 50m Butterfly S4 56.54
8 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:05.33
1 2010 50m Breaststroke SB2 58.31
7 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:15.12
3 2010 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:20.00
2 2013 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:02.04
5 2013 50m Butterfly S4 53.77
3 2013 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:18.28
3 2015 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:17.70
2 2015 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:00.41
2 2017 50m Breaststroke SB2 58.69
2 2017 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:09.27
1 2019 50m Breaststroke SB2 57.24
4 2019 150m Individual Medley SM3 3:10.21