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Carlos Hidalgo Garcia

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Diego Ron

Further personal information

Residence
Algeciras, ESP
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 12.
Why this sport?
He initially was involved in able-bodied athletics, and took up Para athletics after he lost his vision. "I just keep doing what I did before, but now I can't train and compete alone. I need a companion, my guide, Diego Ron. We always trained together before, but now I'm lucky to count on him always."
Club / Team
DZ Cadiz: Spain

General interest

Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (europasur.es, 09 Oct 2019)
Impairment
He lost his vision in 2017 after he was diagnosed with a tumour that damaged his optic nerve at age 17 in 2016. (europasur.es, 09 Oct 2019)