The not-so-known past of Eladio Carrión that has nothing to do with music

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Eladio Carrión He is one of the most relevant figures in the international urban music scene. Her music has crossed borders and is listened to by millions of people. In fact, he is an inspiration for new generations who want to make a name for themselves in the world of rap and trap.

But the truth is that, although he has an undoubted passion for music, he has not always expressed it. So much so that before becoming a star in the industry, he was a professional in another field. In which? In swimming.

Yes, you read it right. Eladio Carrión was a professional swimmer. He represented Puerto Rico in the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2010 and at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara in 2011. And it seemed that he was not bad at all, since in this last competition he reached eighth position in the preliminary phase of the 200 meters breaststroke. He later participated in the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona, ​​qualifying for the Olympics.

But this past as a swimmer, which not everyone knows, is complemented by his past as a humor influencer. And the same year in which he entered this last swimming competition, he decided to abandon the sport and dedicate himself to Vine, a short video platform that triumphed in 2013. Two years later, he was already sharing his musical projects with the world. , premiering in 2015 with its theme 2 x 2 together with Flowsito.

But, Why did Eladio Carrión abandon swimming? As he revealed to Ibai Llanos in an interview, it is a sport with which you do not generate income unless you are very good. So although he wasn’t exactly bad, he wasn’t Michael Phelps, which made it difficult for him to live on a comfortable salary. “I fell in love with music,” he revealed in this interview.

What is clear is that Eladio is not afraid of challenges, and if something catches his attention he dares to try it and put himself to the test. Perhaps thanks to this he has become an international music reference.

And you, did you know this facet of Eladio Carrión? What do you think would have happened if he had continued in swimming?


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Christopher Johnson

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