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Alejandro Arellano

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at the Jaguares club in Chile.
Why this sport?
He practised athletics before he began to lose his vision, and wanted to return to the sport. He was then introduced to the Jaguares athletics club, which is dedicated to training athletes with a visual impairment.

General interest

Impairment
At age 17 he lost the vision in his right eye after sustaining a retinal detachment. Years later the vision in his left eye began to decrease due to glaucoma, and he was forced to quit his studies in computer engineering. (sudandola.com, 02 Dec 2014; deportes.terra.cl, 26 Mar 2013)