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Aaron Gordian Martinez

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife Jacqueline Romero, sons Aaron and Osvaldo, daughter Nazareth
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Computer Engineering, Technical Studies

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 18 with the DIF Nacional club.

International debut

Year
1984
Competing for
Mexico
Location
England

General interest

Hobbies
Music, movies, basketball, football. (Athens, 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Life is the most important thing, and we must face our challenges even when they seem impossible to overcome." (desdelafe.mx, 04 Nov 2012)
Awards and honours
He won a National Sports Award in 2009. (atletismoenmexico.com, 20 Nov 2009)
Impairment
He had polio at age 18 months, which resulted in damage to his legs. (azteca.com, 23 Apr 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. He explained that he had reached that decision with his family earlier in the year. (deportes.terra.com.mx, 09 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T55 Final Round 4
Men's Marathon T55 Final Round 2
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 3 2
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T55 Final Round 5
Men's 5000 m T55 Heat 1 1
Men's 5000 m T55 Final Round 5
Men's 10000 m T55 Heat 1 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 3
Men's 10000 m T54 Final Round 1
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 3 3
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 5
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 8
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 6
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 3
Men's 10000 m T54 Final Round 5
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 6
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 3 9999
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 3
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 8
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 8
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's 10000 m T54 Final Round 6
Men's 4x100 m T54 Heat 1 3
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T54 Final Round 2
Men's 4x400 m T53-54 Heat 1 1
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 11
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 9999
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 3 1
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 9999
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 5 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 3
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 8
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 5
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 7
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 4
Stoke Mandeville & New York 1984 Paralympic Games (Stoke Mandeville (GBR), New York (USA), Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m 5 Heat 2 5
Men's 200 m 5 Heat 3 2
Men's 200 m 5 Heat 2 5
Men's 400 m 5 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m 5 Heat 1 6
Men's 800 m 5 Heat 3 4
Men's 800 m 5 Heat 1 6
Men's 1500 m 5 Heat 1 3
Men's 1500 m 5 Final Round 7
Men's Slalom 5 Qualification 9999
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m 4 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m 4 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m 4 Heat 2 1
Men's 400 m 4 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m 4 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m 4 Final Round 4
Men's 800 m 4 Heat 1 3
Men's 800 m 4 Heat 1 5
Men's 1500 m 4 Heat 2 6
Men's 200 m 4 Heat 4 2
Men's 100 m 4 Final Round 5
Men's 100 m 4 Heat 2 3
Men's 1500 m 4 Heat 1 8
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m TW4 Heat 1 8
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 4 5
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 1 9
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 1 3
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 2 4
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Final Round 5
Men's Marathon TW3-4 Final Round 10
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Final Round 8
Men's 10000 m T52-53 Heat 2 5
Men's 10000 m T52-53 Final Round 12
Men's Marathon T52-53 Final Round 13
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Heat 1 4
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Heat 2 3
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 1 2
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 6
Men's 1500 m T52-53 Heat 3 6
Men's 1500 m T52-53 Heat 2 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-22 9999
Men's 5000 m T53/54 Heat 3 2011-01-24 6
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 12
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2012-08-31 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 2012-09-02 7
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 15