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Carlos Velasquez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Tegucigalpa, HON
Occupation
Administrator
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Graphic Design - Technological University Centre [CEUTEC]: Tegucigalpa, HON

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2014 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Why this sport?
A friend challenged him to a five-kilometre run and he enjoyed the competition. He later changed to sprint events.
Name of coach
Farith Colindres [national], HON

General interest

Hobbies
Graphic design, cycling. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing seventh in the T38 400m at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Farith Colindres, and his parents. (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always wears a jumper before competitions, no matter how hot it is. "Even if it is 40 Celsius, it gives me confidence." (Athlete, 19 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Honduras at the closing ceremony of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015)
Impairment
He was born with hemiplegia on his left side. (Embajada del Japon en Honduras Facebook page, 14 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games (Tokyo, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T38 Heat 2 2021-08-28 7
Men's 400 m T38 Heat 2 2021-08-30 6