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LAZO Facundo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Argentina   
Place of BirthBalcarce, ARG
Height1.76 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Partner Zaida Daruich
Balcarce, ARG
Athlete, Coach
Higher education
Coaching - University of Buenos Aires: Argentina
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age six in Balcarce, Argentina.
Why this sport?
His doctors recommended he should try the sport, and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
Club Racing Balcarce: Argentina
Name of coach
Walter Carballo [personal], ARG, from 2012
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Mar del Plata, ARG
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the Parapan American Games in 2003 and 2007, and competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his coach. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian motor racing driver Juan Manuel Fangio. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Self-improvement and living with all the values that sport teaches in a healthy life." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He won the Jorge Newbery Award for the Best Wheelchair Sport Athlete in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2016. (, 31 May 2016)

In 2014 and 2015 he received the Golden Fangio Award, given to the best sportsperson in the city of Balcarce, Argentina. He is the first athlete to win it twice in a row. (, 20 Feb 2015; 31 Jan 2016)
He is missing his left arm below the elbow due to agenesis [failure of an organ to develop during embryonic growth]. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015;, 16 Nov 2011)
Other information
He was a volunteer firefighter before taking up his sport coaching studies. (, 29 Aug 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2008 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:24.95
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:24.51
3 2003 200m Individual Medley SM9 3:02.37
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
35 2006 50m Freestyle S9 31.13
7 2006 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:22.91
  2006 100m Butterfly S9  DSQ
13 2010 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:23.85
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:20.85
8 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:45.94