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Diego Fernando Meneses Medina

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T34, F34

Further personal information

Family
Son Jacob [2019]
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12.
Why this sport?
He initially played basketball before being encouraged to take up Para athletics by coach Alonso Mina. He switched to field events after two years focusing on track events.
Club / Team
Valle del Cauca: Colombia

General interest

Hobbies
Playing the guitar, singing, playing video games. (indervalle.gov.co, 03 Feb 2017; cpc.org.co, 21 Jul 2020)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He calls his son before competitions. "I ask him for a little kiss, that gives me encouragement and calms me." (cpc.org.co, 21 Jul 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always say, 'I can' and never stop fighting for your dreams." (cpc.org.co, 21 Jul 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Pazifico Noticias YouTube channel, 26 Apr 2017; indervalle.gov.co, 03 Feb 2017)
Impairment
He was born with cerebral palsy. (WebNoticiasTV, 18 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F34 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's Javelin F34 Final Round 2016-09-15 4