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ACEVEDO GONZALEZ Fernando Jose
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Nicaragua   
GenderMen
Age39
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nicaragua
Occupation
Construction Worker
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Nicaragua.
Why this sport?
He liked lifting weights, and practised bodybuilding before taking up powerlifting.
Name of coach
Miguel Zepeda, NCA, from 2012
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, basketball. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of polio. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
His appearance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro made him the first athlete from Nicaragua to compete at a Paralympic Games in a sport other than Para athletics. (paralympic.org, 29 Jul 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 72kg 140