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Víctor
Ortega
ColombiaColombia, COL
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
27 January 1988
Height
172 cm
Residence
Medellín, COL
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Law - EAFIT University: Medellín, COL

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age nine.
Why this sport?
He was impressed after watching people diving from the 10m platform and wanted to imitate them.
Club / Team
Liga de Natacion de Antioquia: Medellín, COL
Name of coach
Oscar Urrea [club], COL; Francisco Rueda Amezquita [national], COL; Francisco Jaramillo Rios [national], COL

General Interest

Hobbies
Watching football. (Twitter profile, 22 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 29 Nov 2018)
Other information
TATTOOS
He has the word 'Vida' [Spanish for 'Life'] tattooed on the left side of his chest: "I did it years ago because I like to feel alive, and give all I have. I like to share with people some of the values I learned as an athlete, such as responsibility and honesty. In our sport, you have to show your body and I think it's nice to show a part of me." He also has another tattoo on his chest with the word 'Light' near his heart. (Instagram profile, 17 Oct 2016; elmundo.com, 27 May 2011; colombiasports.net, 17 Jul 2017)