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Diego Enrique Silva Herrera

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Hualañé, CHI
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try Para sport by his kinesiologist and a sports coach. "I was interested in able-bodied powerlifting because I was impressed by the massive strength used, and it motivated me to try this sport."
Training Regime
He trains five days per week in Hualane, Chile.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Comite Paralimpico de Chile Facebook page, 25 Mar 2021)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Comite Paralimpico de Chile Facebook page, 25 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always persevere." (Comite Paralimpico de Chile Facebook page, 25 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 and 2028 Paralympic Games. (pasionporlosdeportes.cl, 11 Sep 2021)
Impairment
He was born with myelomeningocele, a type of spina bifida. (Comite Paralimpico de Chile Facebook page, 25 Mar 2021)