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Edgar Cesareo Navarro Sanchez

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51, F51

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Lluvia
Languages
Spanish, English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
The rehabilitation he undertook following his accident gave him the motivation to compete. "It was not enough. I started going to the gym, going out to do more exercise and that's how I realised that I could do it."
Name of coach
Lluvia Navarro [daughter]
Training Regime
He trains for seven hours a day, which is split over four sessions.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you do not like what you see in the mirror, change it." (edomex.gob.mx, 12 Sep 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the National Sports Award in Mexico. (ntrzacatecas.com, 24 Jan 2017)

He received the Jose Maria Luis Mora Honour Medal from the Mexico State Congress in 2016. (lector24.com, 27 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (oaxaca.quadratin.com.mx, 18 Feb 2020)
Impairment
He has a spinal cord injury after being attacked and shot in the head at age 22. (adnpolitico.com, 26 Jul 2012; edomex.gob.mx, 12 Sep 2011)
Other information
MAYOR
In 2009 he was voted mayor of the city of Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico, serving in the position until 2012. "I joined politics because athletes and people with an impairment in our country [Mexico] have not had the same opportunities and equality. I wanted to help solve these differences. As a mayor I also supported sport and equality for older people and children." (datanoticias.com, 17 Apr 2019; eluniversaledomex.mx, 19 Jun 2012; jornada.unam.mx, 23 Mar 2009)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T51 Final 2011-01-22 1
Men's 100 m T51 Final 2011-01-24 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2012-09-03 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-22 4
Men's 200 m T51 Final 1 2013-07-26 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Heat 1 2015-10-27 5
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-27 5
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 2 2015-10-30 3
Men's 400 m T51 Final 1 2015-10-31 2
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 2016-09-13 3
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 2016-09-17 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T51 Final 1 2017-07-17 2
Men's 100 m T51 Final 1 2017-07-21 4