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DUTRA Gonzalo
Sport Para swimming
NPC Uruguay   
GenderMen
Age27
Place of BirthPaysand˙, URU
Height1.76 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Montevideo, URU
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Economics - Faculty of Economics [FCEA]: Montevideo, URU
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1999 in Paysandu, Uruguay.
Why this sport?
His doctors suggested that the sport would help him with his asthma. He later began competing with able-bodied athletes until a friend told him about para-sports.
Club / Team
Club Banco Republica: Montevideo, URU
Name of coach
Mateo Villalba, URU, from 2013
Training Regime
He trains for an hour in the gym, and two hours in the pool.
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He has suffered from tendonitis in his knee. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to be totally focused on what you're doing. With each stroke you have to go according to the water, coordinating everything." (paysandu.com, 03 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was chosen as Uruguay's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. He performed the same role at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015; presidencia.gub.uy, 20 Aug 2012)
Impairment
He was born without part of his left hand. (180.com.uy, 21 Aug 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Butterfly S10 1:18.01
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S10 1:11.42
Heats 2016 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:18.10
17 2016 100m Freestyle S10 58.15 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 100m Freestyle S10 58.53
5 2019 50m Freestyle S10 28.74
3 2019 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:15.81
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S10 1:00.53
Heats 2013 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:18.70