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Carlos Daniel Rodriguez Velazquez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He used to go jogging while growing up, and at age 16 he decided to start training formally. His first coach discovered his talent and, after realising he had an impairment, sent him to a specialised Para athletics coach.
Club / Team
Ciudad Victoria / Tamaulipas: Mexico
Name of coach
Anibal Vilchis Rosales, MEX, since 2015

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Go hard for what you want." (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He received the Tamaulipas State Sports Award in 2015. (milenio.com, 30 Nov 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the world championships and Paralympic Games. (elreporterodetamaulipas, 22 Apr 2014)
Impairment
He has paralysis in one of his arms. (elreporterodetamaulipas.com, 22 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2017-07-17 10
Men's 400 m T37 Heat 1 2017-07-22 8
Men's 400 m T37 Final 1 2017-07-23 8