ESuccess is the product of insisting, persisting and not giving up. And if anyone knows about that, it is the swimmer from Santander Juan Daniel García Ruiz, who since he entered this sport discipline at the age of nine, considered the most complete, has proven his resilience.
In addition to facing great rivals, first at the departmental level, then nationally and now internationally, he has also had to face the lack of support from government entities and with sports downturns, which at the time made him doubt whether to move forward. .
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Currently, García Ruiz is one of the best swimmers in Colombia and this is certified by his outstanding results every time he represents the country in different international competitions in the breaststroke (200 meters), freestyle (800 and 1,500) and combined (200 and 400 meters). meters).
For the past two years, he has trained with some of the best swimmers on the planet in the United States, where he is pursuing his university studies in international business at Findlay University, in Ohio.
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Just recently, Juan Daniel won first place in the 200-meter breaststroke at the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) National Championships, division II, which were held in North American territory.
“Thanks to the people who were part of this victory, to those who have been in this process that has just begun and is on the right track. A competition of ups and downs where I have learned to never give up, ”said the 20-year-old athlete on his social networks.
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Likewise, the Departmental Institute of Recreation and Sports of Santander (Indersantander) recognized the success, stating: “Congratulations Dani, excellent result! Our athlete Daniel García was crowned national champion in the 200m breaststroke, with a record of 1:54:52 in the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving, in Indianapolis, United States. Let’s go for more!”
Juan Daniel García Ruiz continues on his way to the Olympic Games, the great dream he has as a swimmer.