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Deliber Rodriguez Ramirez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 19 in Madrid, Spain.
Why this sport?
His older brother Dionibel encouraged him to try athletics. "He always told me to accompany him to training and to start running."
Club / Team
Club Deportivo a la Par [ESP] / AD Marathon [ESP]:
Name of coach
Jose Luis Calvo Jaimez

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Spain
Location
Quito, ECU

General interest

Nicknames
Deli (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hobbies
Playing basketball, going to the cinema, watching documentaries. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T20 400m at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Apr 2021; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His older brother Dionibel. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Grenadian sprinter Kirani James. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
In 2017 he had groin surgery and needed 18 months for recovery. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes to touch the running track three times when he arrives at the stadium. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is almost everything for me. I feel better and free." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Male Athlete at the 2021 World Intellectual Impairment Sport [VIRTUS] European Indoor Championships in Nantes, France where he won gold medals in the 400m, 800m, men's 4x200m relay and men's 4x400 relay. (virtus.sport, 13 Mar 2021; dxtadaptado.com, 13 Mar 2021)

In 2019 and 2015 he was named the Male Para Athlete of the Year by the Madrid Athletics Federation in Spain. (atletismomadrid.com, 27 Jan 2020; clubdeportivonjr.blogspot.com, 03 Feb 2016)

He was named Best Athlete at the 2016 INAS World Championships in Ancona, Italy. (laliga4sports.es, 14 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives
His older brother Dionibel has represented Spain in Para athletics. He finished fourth in the T20 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and also competed at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Apr 2021; elsolidario.org, 28 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dxtadaptado.com, 13 Mar 2021)
Other information
FAMILY FINAL
He and his older brother Dionibel both competed in the T20 400m final at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He finished fifth and Dionibel placed fourth. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Apr 2021; rtve.es, 09 Sep 2016)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TO SPAIN
He was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Spain as a child. (avancedeportivo.es, 30 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 3 2015-10-22 4
Men's 400 m T20 Final 1 2015-10-23 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2016-09-08 3
Men's 400 m T20 Final Round 2016-09-09 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2017-07-16 5
Men's 400 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-17 3
Men's 800 m T20 Heat 2 2017-07-21 2
Men's 800 m T20 Final 1 2017-07-22 2