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Armando Contreras Fernandez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
Veracruz, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
University of Veracruz: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up javelin in 2010.
Why this sport?
Before his accident, he used to play baseball. "I was a good pitcher. [After my accident] I didn't know what I could do, but with javelin my baseball abilities helped me to reach high standards."
Club / Team
Club Angeles de Boca del Rio: Veracruz, MEX
Name of coach
Gustavo Dacal Martínez [club], ESP

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Mexico

General interest

Nicknames
El Jicaro (paracomentarse.mx, 20 Apr 2014)
Other information
MISSED THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
After reaching the qualifying standard for the F54 category to compete at the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France he was reclassified to the F55 category. Delays in the reclassification process meant he was unable to compete in France. "For two days the officials didn't agree if I was in F54 or in F55. I felt sad for not going to those world championships, but I kept on training." (notiver.com.mx, 21 Jun 2013)