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Cristian Torres

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Residence
Bogotá, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Information Technology - Technological University of Colombia: Bogotá, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He became involved in Para athletics in 2003, initially as a hobby. In 2006 he became serious about the sport.
Why this sport?
A friend invited him to try the sport and he enjoyed it.
Club / Team
FRAPON: Colombia
Name of coach
Edison Mosquera, COL, from 2011

International debut

Year
2004
Competing for
Colombia

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his family, going to the cinema, dining with friends. (idrd.gov.co, 19 Jan 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T52 400m at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (comiteparalimpicocolombiano.org, 01 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Edison Mosquera. (Facebook profile, 05 Dec 2015; Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para athlete Santiago Sanz. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“Disability is in the mind. Everything is possible in life if you want it enough." (idrd.gov.co, 19 Jan 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2017 World Championships in London, England and to win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltiempo.com, 29 Jan 2017; idrd.gov.co, 19 Jan 2017)
Impairment
A genetic condition interrupted the development of his limbs in the womb. Both his legs were amputated at age nine. (Prensa IDRD, 28 Apr 2015; Testigo Directo, 17 Jun 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-20 4
Men's 800 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-21 6
Men's 400 m T52 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 4
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-27 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-09 4
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2016-09-12 6
Men's 1500 m T52 Final Round 2016-09-15 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-16 6
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2017-07-18 7
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-18 6