18489-Carlos Javier Perez Hernandez photo

Carlos Javier Perez Hernandez



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
T46, F46

Further personal information

Guadalajara, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five in 2000 in Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain.
Why this sport?
"I started athletics thanks to my dad. He's the one who got me involved and would take me running and to the sand pit."
Club / Team
Club de Atletismo Meliz Sport: Guadalajara, ESP
Name of coach
Luis Felipe Meliz Linares [club]; Ivan Pedroso [club], CUB

General interest

Listening to music, cinema, travelling. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
US athlete Carl Lewis, Cuban athlete Ivan Pedroso. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US athlete Carl Lewis, Cuban long jumper Ivan Pedroso. (, 24 Feb 2020; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He starts all his movements with his right side. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Being prepared is important, knowing what to expect is even more important, but taking advantage of the right moment is the key to success." (Facebook page, 09 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Sport and Diversity Award at the 2018 Sports Gala of Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain. (, 19 Dec 2018)
To become a world and Paralympic champion. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
He has an impairment to his right arm. (Facebook profile, 19 Jan 2020)
Other information
He admits that being coached by his idol, Cuban long jumper Ivan Pedroso, at the Club de Atletismo Meliz Sport in Guadalajara, Spain gives him added motivation in training. "For him to see me jump and help me it's like a dream. He's my idol. He always has been and always will be. I'm really motivated, really happy. I wake up every day wanting to train." (, 24 Feb 2020)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T46 Final 1 2013-07-20 6