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David Fernandez Fernandez

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Wife Tamara, daughter Noa
Residence
Tineo, ESP
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para powerlifting in 2003 and got involved in Para athletics in 2014.
Why this sport?
A friend suggested he should try Para sport as part of his of rehabilitation and to improve his mood.
Club / Team
Club San Mateo: Oviedo, ESP
Name of coach
Manuel Martinez [personal]
Training Regime
Twice a week he trains at the High Performance Centre in Leon, Spain. He does the rest of his sessions in Oviedo and Tineo in Spain.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
Grand Prix
Location
Grosseto, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Tocho (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Going out with his friends. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dream high and you will fly." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In January 2020 he received the Best Athlete Award in Tineo, Spain. (lne.es, 05 Jan 2020)

In July 2019 he received the Batea de Oro award from the Barciaecus Gold Panning Association in Navelgas, Spain. (elcomercio.es, 12 Jul 2019)
Other sports
He has represented Spain in Para powerlifting. He made his international debut in the sport at the 2017 World Cup event in Eger, Hungary. (Facebook page, 26 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To become world champion. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Impairment
In 2012 his left leg was amputated after he fell asleep while driving and crashed into a tree. He was in a coma for 43 days. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; fusionasturias.com, 30 Jan 2015; lne.es, 30 Apr 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2017-07-14 5
Men's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2017-07-22 8