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Damian Josue Carcelen Delgado

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20, F20

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up able-bodied athletics in 2010, and got involved in Para athletics in 2012.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to athletics coach German Celso Chala in 2010. "It was the sport in which I stood out the most."
Training Regime
He trains at the High Performance Centre in Carpuela, Ecuador.

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, dancing. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T20 400m at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach German Celso Chala, and his mother. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; elcomercio.com, 05 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“I sacrifice myself a lot to be the best in the world. It is a very big responsibility that I have, but with my achievements I have shown that with work and perseverance you can succeed." (elcomercio.com, 05 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he won the Colibri de Oro [Golden Hummingbird] as Best Para Sportsperson in Ecuador. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 11 Dec 2017)

He was flag bearer for Ecuador at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2017)
Other sports
He has represented his region at national level in boxing and able-bodied athletics. (elcomercio.com, 05 Aug 2018; eltelegrafo.com.ec, 21 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 21 Dec 2017)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with an intellectual impairment in 2012 while representing his region in a national competition for able-bodied athletes in Ecuador. A coach noticed he did not understand certain instructions for the triple jump, and recommended that some tests be done. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 21 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2016-09-08 4
Men's 400 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-09 8
Men's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-11 12
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-16 10
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2017-07-16 2
Men's 400 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 2