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Edgar Ismael Barajas Barajas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Colima, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sports Science - Colima University [UdeC] : Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Tuxtla, Mexico.
Why this sport?
A physical education teacher introduced him to Para athletics in high school.
Name of coach
Ivan Rodriguez Luna [national], MEX

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family and friends. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Injuries
A shoulder injury affected his performance at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He underwent surgery after the event and returned to training in February 2020. (Facebook page, 07 May 2020)

He sustained an injury to his left knee in 2017. (Facebook page, 07 May 2020)

He underwent surgery in 2016 to remove part of his right leg to create a new stump after sustaining a fracture to his leg bone in 2014. (Facebook page, 07 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"An impairment is the excuse to discover other abilities." (Facebook page, 07 May 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Sports Award in the Para sport category in Colima State, Mexico. (afmedios.com, 19 Nov 2020)

He received the 2018 Youth Sports Award in the sporting activities category from the state government of Colima. (diariodecolima.com, 26 Nov 2019)

He was inducted into the Colima State Hall of Honour for Sports in 2010. (incode.col. gob.mx, 14 Oct 2015)

In 2006 he received the Sports Award from the municipality of Cuauhtemoc in Mexico. (Facebook page, 07 May 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (elcomentario.uol.mx, 14 Aug 2019)
Impairment
At age 12 he was involved in an accident that resulted in the amputation.of his right leg. (Facebook page, 07 May 2020)