David Alberto Garza Tapia
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
IBSA World Championships
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)
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)
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