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Danilo Rodriguez Garcia

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Environmental Engineering - University of Matanzas: Cuba

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"I love lifting weights, setting records. Sometimes it's a way to drown my rage and allows me to utilise the strength in my arms and in my heart. It's frustrating being in a wheelchair, with time it becomes like a cage, and the only way to break free is to free your mind."

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named among the 10 Outstanding Paralympic Athletes in Cuba by the Cuban Sports Institute [INDER] and Cuban sports journalists. (jit.cu, 08 Dec 2015; granma.cu, 07 Dec 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness as a child. (cruzcapote.wordpress.com, 02 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -56 kg Final Round 4