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Alberto Avila Chamorro

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T64, F64

Further personal information

Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Actor, Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education, Physiotherapy - Polytechnic University of Madrid: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got involved in athletics at age 19 in Madrid, Spain.
Why this sport?
He likes that the sport motivates him to beat his personal best every day.
Club / Team
Club Atletismo Las Rozas: Madrid, ESP
Name of coach
Alfonso Sanchez
Training Regime
He trains from Monday to Friday at the High Performance Training Centre [CAR] in Madrid, Spain.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
London, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Boniato (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends and family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the T44 400m at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He sustained a serious knee injury during his career. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have a dream, there are no barriers that prevent you achieving it." (Facebook page, 04 Apr 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He was a medallist at youth level in Para skiing at the Spanish national championships in slalom, giant and super G. He also competed at an IPC European Para snow sport youth circuit event in Slovenia. (albertoavilachamorro.blogspot.com, 11 Aug 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (gndiario.com, 25 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He was born without a fibula [calf bone] in his right leg. The limb was later amputated below the knee. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; yoocanfind.com, 08 Mar 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T44 Heat 1 2017-07-16 11
Men's 400 m T44 Final 1 2017-07-17 5
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 2 2017-07-21 9