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ANDRADE Armando
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthLa Paz, MEX
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8
Further Personal Information
Residence
La Paz, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2006 in La Paz, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He began swimming as part of his physical therapy. "I never thought I would visit so many countries, win so many medals, and meet so many people who support me and who are my equal. I used to think that I was different, but when I came into Para sport, I realised that we are many. There are thousands of people with an impairment, we are not alone."
Club / Team
Baja California Sur State: Mexico
Name of coach
Linton Fritz Navarro Holm, MEX, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
General Interest
Nicknames
Rey de la Natacion [King of Swimming]. (sinembargo.mx, 25 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S8 100m butterfly at the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coaches. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What we do in life echoes in eternity." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012, 2015 and 2016 he was named Sportsman of the Year in the state of Baja California in Mexico. (elsudcaliforniano.com.mx, 18 Oct 2016)

He lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (dgecytm.sep.gob.mx, 19 Sep 2013)

He has received the Sports Merit Award from the congress of the state of Baja California in Mexico. (septimodia.info, 18 Jan 2016)
Impairment
Most of his left arm was amputated after he was involved in a road accident at age six. The bus in which he and his family were passengers overturned on the way to his hometown of La Paz in Mexico. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; septimodia.info, 18 Jan 2016; proceso.com.mx, 05 Jan 2012)
Other information
TATTOOS
He has a number of tattoos on his body, mostly on his arms. "I started at age 15 with the sentence 'What we do in life echoes in eternity' from the 'Gladiator' film. I have an eagle, a tiger, and a shark - animals that represent strength. I also have a tattoo of the Olympic rings." (septimodia.info, 18 Jan 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S8 1:08.06
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:22.35
Heat 2012 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:36.73
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S8 1:04.39
5 2016 100m Butterfly S8 1:03.30
8 2016 100m Freestyle S8 1:01.90
9 2016 50m Freestyle S8 28.06 
10 2016 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:37.43 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 100m Backstroke S8 1:16.89
2 2019 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:20.49
2 2019 100m Butterfly S8 1:10.58
4 2019 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 4:57.41
1 2019 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:36.71
2 2019 50m Freestyle S8 28.18
1 2019 100m Freestyle S8 1:01.23
4 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:18.75
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 100m Butterfly S8 1:03.92
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:22.44
8 2015 200m Individual Medley SM8 2:35.97
7 2015 100m Freestyle S8 1:01.97
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S8 1:17.09
7 2015 50m Freestyle S8 28.15
3 2017 100m Freestyle S8 1:00.97
3 2017 50m Freestyle S8 27.66
3 2017 100m Butterfly S8 1:04.06
3 2017 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 2:44.63
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S8 1:02.71
Heats 2019 100m Butterfly S8  DSQ
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S8  DSQ