Three young Peruvian swimmers on a journey to the London Olympics


Sebastián Jahnsen, Andrea Cedrón and Mauricio Fiol, will take the plunge at the Olympics in what will be their biggest competition to date. The three swimmers will be competing on the 28th, 29th and 30th respectively. Jahnsen and Cedrón will be competing in the 400-meter freestyle and Fiol in the 200-meter butterfly.

Sebastián Jahnsen.

La Republica. “I am very motivated, not only through the support of my parents but also for the state and for President Ollanta Humala. I will give my all in London but I also have my sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. I am very excited to be carrying the Peruvian flag.”


Andrea Cedrón from Trujillo who is fulfilling a childhood dream by going to the Olympic Games. At a mere 18 years old, she qualified for the Games by winning the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4 minutes, 19 seconds in the trials qualifier in New York.

Correo. “I want to beat my national record and fight to bring home a medal.”

Libero. “We have been traveling a lot and training even harder; more than 6 hours each day. I am ready to face this challenge.”