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David Alberto Garza Tapia

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Monterrey, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Nuevo Leon State Autonomous University [UANL]: Monterrey, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in Monterrey, Mexico.
Why this sport?
"The sport chose me."
Club / Team
INDE Nuevo Leon: Mexico
Name of coach
Luis Medina Montoya, CUB, since 2014

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
IBSA World Championships
Location
Seoul, KOR

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2015 IBSA World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Walk slowly but never backwards." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Nuevo Leon State Sports Award. (uanl.mx, 15 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
His brother Damian is a modern pentathlete who has competed at junior continental championships. His sister Damaris also competes in modern pentathlon. (elhorizonte.mx, 08 Nov 2015; cambiodemichoacan.com.mx, 04 Sep 2014; cancha.com, 22 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Heat 1 2017-07-20 9