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CUADRA HOLMANN Gabriel De Jesus
Sport Para athletics
NPC Nicaragua   
GenderMen
Age26
Height1.76 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38
Further Personal Information
Residence
Managua, NCA
Occupation
Athlete, Graphical Design, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Graphic Design - Universidad del Valle: Managua, NCA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Managua, Nicaragua.
Why this sport?
He was involved in swimming and football as a boy. He started doing athletics after following his sister Kathy into the sport.
Name of coach
Sergio Antonio Pupo Rodriguez, NCA, from 2010
Training Regime
His sessions last for five hours a day. He regularly trains alongside the Nicaragua able-bodied athletics team.
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Nicaragua
Location
Panama
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His sister Kathy. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
His sister Kathy, Nicaraguan baseball player Dennis Martinez. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is not about winning or losing, it's better. Sport opens doors and goes beyond borders." (managuafuriosa.com, 06 May 2015)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the Nicaragua Sports Announcers' Association [ACDN] as one of the Most Outstanding Para Athletes of 2011 and 2016. (canal4.com.ni, 28 Jan 2017; elnuevodiario.com.ni, 24 Jan 2012)

He was flag bearer for Nicaragua at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (elnuevodiario.com.ni, 06 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, and to qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org, 22 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017; magazine.com.ni, 22 May 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2017 a documentary about his life was released called 'Citius, Altius, Fortius'. He also helped design the logo for the 2018 Para Central American Games in Managua, Nicaragua. (el19digital.com, 20 Jan 2018; sportstudio23.com, 11 Apr 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2012 400m T36 1:02.88
9 2012 200m T36 33.11
7 2012 800m T36 2:23.93
6 2016 100m T36 12.91
6 2016 400m T36 58.50
5 2016 800m T36 2:16.21
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2015 400m T36 1:00.41
5 2015 800m T36 2:18.39
Heats 2015 200m T36 26.75
7 2017 400m T36 1:00.30
9 2017 100m T36 13.28
4 2017 800m T36 2:14.70