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José Ramón Cantero Elvira competes in able-bodied Campeonato de Madrid de Larga Distancia

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Cantero at the swimming championships in Madrid. Image credit: dxtadaptado

Spanish Paralympic swimmer José Ramón Cantero Elvira competed in this weekend’s Campeonato de Madrid de Larga Distancia in swimming, where he set a time that qualified him for Spain’s national long distance swimming championships in Alcorcón later in the year.

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The S12 classified swimmer from Mostoles finished the 3,000 meter freestyle race with a time of 39:16.39, a minute and a half faster than his mark at last year’s championship. He was the only swimmer with a disability competing at the championship. Miguel Bautista of Mairena won the race with a time of 33:24:66, with Francisco José García finishing second in a time of 33:33.80.

 

Cantero competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, where he did not earn a medal. He finished last in his heat in the men’s 50 metre freestyle S12 with a time of 28.41. In the men’s 100 metre freestyle S12, he finished sixth in his heat with a time of 1:00.30. In the men’s 400 metre freestyle S12, he finished fifth in his heat with a time of 4:40.45. In the men’s 200 metre individual medley SM12, he finished last in his heat with a time of 2:32.69. He also finished last in his heat in the men’s 100 metre butterfly S12 with a time of 1:09.20.

 

Cantero  is a member of C.N. Móstoles, and took up the sport when he was six years old.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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