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Daniel Perez Martinez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47, F46

Further personal information

Residence
León, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Sports Science - Polytechnic University of Madrid: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age eight in Leon, Spain.
Why this sport?
He enjoyed athletics and having a good time with his friends.
Club / Team
Universidad de Leon Sprint Atletismo: Spain
Training Regime
He trains at the High Performance Centre in Leon, Spain.

General interest

Nicknames
Dani, T-Rex (leonoticias.com, 15 Feb 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Snowboarding, basketball, spending time in nature. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T47 high jump at the 2014 European Championships in Swansea, Wales. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Apr 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother and his brother. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Allen Iverson. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He has been troubled by knee issues since 2013. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; diariodeleon.es, 05 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He shaves half of his beard before an important competition. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You need to enjoy everything you do, including sport." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was given the Excellence in Sports award by the regional government in Castille-Leon, Spain. He was also named the 2017 Para Athlete of the Year by the Castille-Leon Federation of Para Sport and given a Podium Award as the Best Para Athlete in Castille-Leon in both 2017 and 2015. (ahoraleon.com, 15 Nov 2018; digitaldeleon.com, 18 Apr 2018; diariodeleon.es, 02 Dec 2017; desdelagrada.es, 03 Oct 2016)

He was flag bearer for Spain at the opening ceremony of the 2015 European Para Youth Games in Varazdin, Croatia. (logrosanaldia.net, 01 Aug 2015)
Other sports
He has competed in Para swimming at national youth level in Spain. (eolapaz.com, 30 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (leonoticias.com, 15 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He was born with an underdeveloped right arm. (leon24horas.com, 29 May 2012)
Other information
PARALYMPIC DISAPPOINTMENT
He did not compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro despite making the B Standard for his high jump classification. "It was a big blow for me as the same thing happened to me for the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. But I have reset my head and now I know I have to change my mentality." (desdelagrada.es, 03 Oct 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-26 9999
Men's High Jump T47 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-16 7
Men's Triple Jump T47 Final 1 2017-07-17 4