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Rodrigo CABALLERO
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Bolivia   
GenderMen
Born04 Jan 1995 in La Paz, BOL
Height1.79 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sucre, BOL
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Medicine - University of Saint Francis Xavier: Sucre, BOL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age nine.
Why this sport?
He had pneumonia as a child and a doctor recommended he get involved in a sport to improve his health.
Name of coach
Tomonari Koyama, JPN
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no limits when there is determination and passion and when there is fun as well. When you set your goals you have to go for them." (deportesbolivia.blogspot.com, 18 Feb 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2021 he was named Best Swimmer of the Sucre department in Bolivia. (correodelsur.com, 10 Dec 2021)

He was flag bearer for Bolivia at the opening ceremony of the 2019 South American Beach Games in Rosario, Argentina. (Correo del Sur Twitter profile, 12 Mar 2019)

In 2018 he was named among the 10 Best Athletes of Sucre in Bolivia. (correodelsur.com, 11 Dec 2018)

He was flag bearer for Bolivia at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Bolivarian Beach Games in Iquique, Chile. (lostiempos.com, 23 Nov 2016)
Other sports
He has competed in both swimming and open water swimming at international level. (lavozdetarija.com, 20 Jun 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 11 Mar 2020)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
38 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 1500m Freestyle 16:10.91 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 4:07.73
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 1:57.32
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
44 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 54:08.0
62 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:59:41.5
48 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 57:33.5
53 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:01:59.1
40 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 59:50.8
62 2015 Kazan, RUS 10km 2:08:15.3
48 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 1:00:11.9
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
35 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:07:59
40 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:11:14.97