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Asier Aguirre Santos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Durango, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Stock Controller
Languages
Basque, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport in 1997 at school in Durango, Spain. He began training seriously in 2008.
Why this sport?
"I was a very nervous boy and my mother signed me up for the sport so I could channel that nervousness."
Club / Team
Club de Atletismo Fundacion Saiatu Javi Conde [ESP] / Club Atletismo Artunduaga [ESP]:
Name of coach
Jose Luis Garcia Gonzalez, ESP, from 2009

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Indoor Championships
Location
St. Petersburg, RUS

General interest

Nicknames
Tigre (durangon.com, 28 Nov 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing second at the 2015 INAS World Half Marathon Championships in Regua, Portugal. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family, friends, teammates and coach. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Spanish athletes Abel Anton, Fermin Cacho and Martin Fiz, Argentinian footballer and coach Diego Simeone. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"By working, fighting, believing, with your feet on the ground, it is possible to become great with humility." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with an intellectual impairment at age five. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-23 9