Great start for Peru. Rodrigo Santillán, the first national representative in the Paralympic Games, qualified for the final of the 100 meters backstroke in Tokyo 2020.
The Peruvian para-athlete finished fourth in his heat with a time of 2:20:41 and qualified for the grand final as eighth place in the general table.
Santillán will seek this Wednesday (3:30 am) to win a medal in the final of the 100m backstroke.
The national paranadador aspires to continue making history in his career after winning the bronze medal at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games when he was just 14 years old.
🇵🇪 #NOW At the end! Our Para swimmer Rodrigo Santillán was in eighth place in the general table and qualified for the final. Rodrigo will compete tomorrow at 3:30 pm Peruvian time. #Paralympic Games # Tokio2020 pic.twitter.com/vyIYiIiUzH
– ipdperu (@ipdperu) August 25, 2021