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PULLEIRO Marco
Sport Para swimming
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age31
Place of BirthBuenos Aires, ARG
Height1.60 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Argentina
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Coaching - Higher Sports Institute [ISDE]: Buenos Aires, ARG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age seven in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Why this sport?
His condition meant swimming was a good fit for him.
Club / Team
Once Unidos: Mar del Plata, ARG
Name of coach
Ezequiel Valdes [personal]; Federico Andersen [personal]
Training Regime
He trains at the National Centre for High Performance Sports [CENARD] in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Chicho (cap.org.ar, 18 Jun 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Reaching the final of the S9 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family, particularly his grandfather. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017, 14 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian marathon swimmer Pilar Geijo, Argentinian Para swimmer Guillermo Marro, Argentinian open water swimmer Damian Blaum. (eliteamateur.blogspot.com.es, 16 Apr 2012)
Injuries
An injury prevented him competing at the 2016 European Open Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (paradeportes.com, 15 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give it everything at training, be happy at competitions." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He has osteogenesis imperfecta, more commonly known as brittle bone syndrome. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
13 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:31.68 
7 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:03.75
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 400m Freestyle S9 4:36.81
7 2013 100m Butterfly S9 1:03.62
7 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:03.06
Heats 2015 400m Freestyle S9 4:44.81
8 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:45.94
3 2017 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:19.46
6 2017 100m Butterfly S9 1:03.93
2 2017 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:44.05
6 2017 400m Freestyle S9 4:52.67