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PEREZ JUAREZ Leonardo De Jesus
Sport Para athletics
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age25
Height1.40 m
Weight 55 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Residence
Tlaxcala, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2005 in Tlaxcala, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He was invited to a training camp by athletics coach Martin Diaz Lopez. "It drew my attention and then I liked it."
Club / Team
Tlaxcala State: Mexico
Name of coach
Martin Diaz Lopez, MEX, since 2005
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
London, ENG
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His coach Martin Diaz. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He suffered an arm injury that kept him away from training for two months in 2014. (sndigital.mx, 09 Sep 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The race is not over until you cross the finish line." (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the Tlaxcala State Sports Award in 2012 and 2013. (elcuartodeguerra.com, 17 Oct 2012; indice7.com, 21 Nov 2013)
Impairment
He had his left arm and his two legs amputated at birth. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2012 400m T52  DSQ
3 2012 800m T52 2:01.18
5 2012 200m T52 33.16
4 2016 400m T52 1:02.87
8 2016 1500m T52 4:23.83
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2013 800m T52 2:00.11
3 2013 200m T52 33.15
Semifinal 2013 400m T52  DSQ
7 2015 1500m T52 4:12.32
5 2015 400m T52 1:06.64
7 2017 1500m T52 4:19.20
  2017 400m T52  DSQ
7 2017 100m T52 18.80