José Ramón Cantero Elvira

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cantero and the second or maternal family name is Elvira.
"José Ramón Cantero Elvira
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Country  Spain
Sport Swimming

"José Ramón Cantero Elvira is a vision impair Spanish swimmer who has represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Cantero has a vision impairment, and is blind[1] as a result of complications resulting from lack of oxygen during birth.[2] Growing up, he spent his summers in Huete.[1] He learned how to read using braille with assistance from an instructor from ONCE.[2] In 2012, he was studying journalism during his second year at university.[1][2] He was still enrolled in the program in 2013.[2] He had a job writing press releases for Móstoles Sports Association.[2] In December 2013, he attended an event marking Spanish insurance company Santa Lucía Seguros becoming a sponsor of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, and consequently Plan ADOP which funds high performance Spanish disability sport competitors. He chose to attend the event because he wanted to show support for this type of sponsorship.[3][4][5]

Cantero does not use a cane or a guide dog.[2]

Swimming[edit]

When Cantero was six years old, he started taking swimming classes provided by ONCE at a pool in Madrid.[1][2] He is a member of C.N. Móstoles.[6][7][8]

Cantero competed at the 2009 German Open.[9]

While Cantero trains at the Huete municipal pool, the Huete City Council has not provided any assistance and Cantero has to pay to train there.[1] In 2012, he trained six days a week with two daily pool sessions.[1] He set a Paralympic qualifying time for London at the 20th Trofeo Ciudad de Móstoles.[8] He medaled at the 2012 Spanish national championships.[6] In June 2012, he participated in the Castilla and León Adapted Swimming Open, which served as a Paralympic qualifying event.[7] He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics,[6] where he had a top ten finish.[2] He was one of twelve vision impaired Spanish swimmers competing at the 2012 Games.[10] He was also one of three swimmers from his club to go to London alongside Omar Font and Deborah Font.[11][12] 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.[6]

In November 2013, Cantero competed in the Spanish national swimming Championship by age.[13] In 2013, he had a goal of medalling at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[2] Admiring the Australian swimming culture and support for its athletes, he has thought about going to Australia to train but friends, family and coaches have so far dissuaded him from doing so.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Jose Ramon. "JosĂŠ RamĂłn: “En la vida siempre hay que tener metasâ€? —" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldiadigital.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Cristina Garrido. "El verdadero premio del cupón de la ONCE" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "RSC.-La aseguradora 'santalucía' renueva su compromiso con el Plan ADOP" (in Spanish). Spain: Europapress.es. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Santalucía renueva con el Plan ADOP" (in Spanish). Spain: Diariosigloxxi.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "La aseguradora 'santalucía' renueva su compromiso con el Plan ADOP" (in Spanish). Spain: Noticias.lainformacion.com. 2013-12-12. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Los nadadores paralímpicos ciegos se concentran para Londres 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: Solidaridad Digital. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Los nadadores españoles se quedaron sin mínimas en el I Open Castilla y León" (in Spanish). Spain: Terra.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Deportes: Jose Ramón Cantero, nadador de la A.D.N. Móstoles, logró el record de España de paralímpicos catg. S-12 - Ayuntamiento de Móstoles" (in Spanish). Spain: Mostoles.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "El Open de Alemania reúne en Berlín a los mejores nadadores paralímpicos del mundo. hoySport" (in Spanish). Spain: Hoysport.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  10. ^ (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. 
  11. ^ "Tres nadadores mostoleños competirán en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres | Madrid" (in Spanish). Spain: el mundo. 2012-08-29. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Tres nadadores mostoleños competirán en los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres" (in Spanish). Spain: RTVE.es. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "José Ramón Cantero, del A.D.N. Móstoles, logra cuatro medallas en el Campeonato de España de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: Portaldelsur.es. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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