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Yahel
Castillo
MexicoMexico, MEX
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
06 June 1987
Height
167 cm
Weight
66 kg
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Russian, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up diving at age eight.
Why this sport?
He was expelled from school due to bad behaviour, but was given the chance to return on the condition that he took up a sport to help him settle down and improve his behaviour.
Club / Team
Mexico State: Mexico
Name of coach
Stefan Marinov [personal], BUL
Training Regime
He trains at the National Centre of Development of Sport Talents and High Performance [CNAR] in Mexico. He trains for four hours in the morning and three hours in the afternoon.

General Interest

Hobbies
Sports cars. (atraccion360.com, 18 Jan 2016)
Injuries
He missed the national championships in 2011 due to injuries in both shoulders. (jornada.unam.mx, 26 May 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2011 he was presented the National Sports Award as the best non-professional Mexican athlete of the year. (deportes.terra.com.mx, 15 Nov 2011)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (gob.mx, 12 Mar 2017)