1881-Benjamin Ivan Cardozo Sanchez photo

Benjamin Ivan Cardozo Sanchez



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
T37, F37

Further personal information

Wife Diana Yanes Maas, daughter Valeria Diana Cardozo Yanes
Campeche, MEX
Athlete, Sports Administrator
Higher education
History - Campeche Autonomous University: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1998 in Campeche, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He accompanied his twin brother to an athletics session promoted by the Campeche Autonomous University. He asked for an opportunity to start training, so the coaches tested him and decided he had the potential to be a long jumper.

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Assen, NED

General interest

Family, training. (, 14 Oct 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 14 Oct 2013)
Most influential person in career
His daughter Valeria and wife Diana. (, 14 Oct 2013)
Hero / Idol
Cuban long jumper Ivan Pedroso. (, 14 Oct 2013)
In 2009 he suffered broken ribs and bruising to his right shoulder after falling down some stairs. The accident prevented him from competing at an invitational meet in Brazil that year. (, 05 Mar 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A warrior never gives up doing what he loves." (, 14 Oct 2013; 14 Dec 2014)
He was diagnosed with hemiplegia as a baby, which affects his left side. (, 14 Dec 2013)
Other information
He works as manager at the Campeche State Paralympian Centre in Mexico. Outside of work, he also enjoys motivational speaking about living with an impairment and para-sport. (, 18 Aug 2015;, 25 Nov 2015)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 2 7
Men's Long Jump F37 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 3 5
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 11
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final 2011-01-22 7
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-23 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-05 7
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2012-09-08 7