Diego Fernando Meneses Medina
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Son Jacob 
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
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Pazifico Noticias YouTube channel, 26 Apr 2017; indervalle.gov.co, 03 Feb 2017)
He was born with cerebral palsy. (WebNoticiasTV, 18 Mar 2014)
|Men's Shot Put F34||Final Round||2016-09-11||8|
|Men's Javelin F34||Final Round||2016-09-15||4|