Page back
MARTINEZ SOTO Ignacio Alejandro
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age26
Place of BirthAguascalientes, MEX
Height1.68 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3
Further Personal Information
Residence
Aguascalientes, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - Autonomous University of Aguascalientes: Mexico
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming in 1999 in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Club / Team
Movimiento Deportivo sobre Silla de Ruedas: Aguascalientes, MEX
Name of coach
Fernando Gutierrez Velez, MEX, from 2014
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Glasgow
General Interest
Nicknames
Nacho (Facebook profile, 22 Jul 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his coach. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015; hidrocalidodigital.com, 22 Jun 2011)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the Sports Merit Award of the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 2015. (oem.com.mx, 23 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 200m Freestyle S3 5:27.99
7 2015 50m Breaststroke SB2 1:15.89