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Carmelo Rivera Fuentes

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Family
Children Derek Javier and Camila Sofia
Residence
Canovanas, PUR
Occupation
Sports Teacher
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age nine in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Name of coach
Luis Adrian Rodriguez; Carlos Rodriguez [fitness]

General interest

Nicknames
Melo (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Moroccan athlete Hicham El Guerrouj. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competition he likes to sit on the track. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was named Puerto Rico's co-flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo alongside fellow Para athlete Yaimillie Diaz. (elnuevodia.com, 14 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a Paralympic medal. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)