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Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Chile   
Place of BirthPadre Las Casas, CHI
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at age 14.
Why this sport?
Having previously competed in weightlifting before his accident, he was determined to return to the sport and began powerlifting.
Name of coach
Jaen Echeverria [national]; Victor Rubilar [national]
General Interest
An injury stopped him from competing in July 2016 at an international tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (, 07 Jul 2016)

An injury prevented him from competing at the 2014 South American Para Games in Santiago, Chile. (, 14 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If my accident had never happened, I would have never discovered my true spirit and true determination." (, 01 Dec 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year by the Circle of Sports Journalists of Chile. (, 2016)
Other sports
Before his accident he competed in weightlifting. (, 01 Dec 2011)
To win gold at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, and to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 20 Dec 2016)
In 2008 he damaged his spine during a weightlifting competition. (, 01 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 54kg 150
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017 59kg 170.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 54kg 140
8 2015 59kg 155