Javier Hernández Aguiran

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Javier Hernandez Aguiran
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born June 13th 1979
Saragossa
Residence Saragossa
Height 175cm
Website http://www.voluntadolimpica.com/
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Swimming

Javier Hernandez Aguiran is an armless Paralympic swimmer and sports journalist from Spain who represented the country at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, where he earned a Paralympic diploma with 33 years old. He just started training at the age 30.

Personal[edit]

Hernandez was born without arms,[1][2] and is from Zaragoza[1] in Aragon.[3] He works as a sports journalist from 2001.[1][4] He is the author of the authorised biography of the ex-Zaragoza stricker Luciano Galletti.[5]

Hernandez won an award at the 2012 Aragonés Sports Gala.[6] In April 2013, he gave a motivational talk to Real Zaragoza before a game against Mallorca. The team had lost 15 games in a row at that time. The team went on to win the game, which Hernandez gave full credit to the team for doing.[2][7] He made a speech in the box of honor of the Santiago Bernabeu (October 2013)[8] and another one in the main theatre of Vila-Real[9] in front of 500 persons.

Swimming[edit]

He started training after age 30 and he has won 13 gold medals in different Spanish National Championships and he broke the 150 medley SM3 Spanish record in March 2012.[10] He represented Spain at the 2012 London Paralympics, where he participated in 3 races: 150 medley SM3, 50 breastroke SB3 and 50 backstroke S3. He qualified for the 50 backstroke S3 final, where he finished eighth and earned a Paralympic diploma.[11]

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