Edgar Quirós Baltanas

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Edgar Quirós Baltanas
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Country  Spain
Sport Swimming

Edgar Quirós is a vision impaired swimmer from Spain who has represented the country at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.


Quirós is from Córdoba.[1]


Quirós is a member of C.N. Mijas.[2]

Quirós competed at the 2009 Spanish national winter championships, where he won the S13 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events.[3][4] He competed at the 2009 German Open.[5] At the 2010 Championship of Spain of Paralympic Swimming, he won gold medals in the 50, 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events and in the 50 meter butterfly event.[6] At the Netherlands hosted 2010 World Championship, he had a fifth-place finish.[2] In July, he participated in a ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Málaga at the townhall honouring all the Olympic and Paralympic competitors from the city.[7]

Quirós was one of twelve vision impaired Spanish swimmers competing at the 2012 Games.[8] In London, after qualifying for the finals[9] he finished fifth in the 100 meter backstroke.[10][11] He finished third in his heat for the event, behind Daniel Sharp of New Zealand and Sergey Punko of Russia.[12] He finished sixth in the 100 meter freestyle.[13][14] Prior to heading to London, he participated in a national vision impaired swim team training camp at the High Performance Centre of Sant Cugat from 6 to 23 August. Daily at the camp, there were two in water training sessions and one out of water training session.[2]


  1. ^ "La Junta transmite su "ánimo y deseos de éxito" a los 35 andaluces que integran el equipo nacional paraolímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Los nadadores paralímpicos ciegos se concentran para Londres 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridad Digital. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten 25 récords en el Campeonato de España. hoySport" (in Spanish). Spain: Hoysport.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Un récord mundial en los campeonatos de España de natación adaptada" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2009-03-22. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "El Open de Alemania reúne en Berlín a los mejores nadadores paralímpicos del mundo. hoySport" (in Spanish). Spain: Hoysport.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "El deportista extremeño Enrique Floriano logra un récord nacional en el Campeonato de España de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2010-06-27. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "De la Torre recibe a los deportistas malagueños de los Juegos Olímpicos y Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2012-07-13. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  8. ^ (Spanish)"Los nadadores paralímpicos ciegos se concentran en el CAR de Madrid antes de volar a Londres-Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad". Spain: Servimedia.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Edgar Quiros, a la final de los 100 braza SB13" (in Spanish). Spain: dxtadaptado.com. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Virtual Agrupados" (in Spanish). Spain: Marca. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Edgard QuirĂłs, quinto" (in Spanish). Spain: dxtadaptado.com. 2012-09-08. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Em dia de quebra de recordes mundiais, Daniel Dias e Andre Brasil brilham" (in Portuguese). Brazil: Esportesdeaaz.com.br. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Dos oros, cuatro platas, tres bronces y once diplomas, balance de los andaluces en los Juegos Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  14. ^ "Griñán, sobre deportistas paralímpicos:"Tienen que servir de testimonio a los andaluces que quieren superarse día a día"" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. 2012-10-19. Retrieved 3 January 2014.