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Edgar Ulises Fuentes Yanez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Residence
Hermosillo, MEX
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first took up wheelchair basketball in 2014, before switching to Para athletics in 2015.
Why this sport?
He first tried a sporting activity as part of his rehabilitation at the Telethon Rehabilitation and Inclusion Centre [CRIT] in Sonora state, Mexico. He was later invited to try Para athletics by coach Jesus Efran Minjarez.
Club / Team
Sonora State: Mexico
Name of coach
Jesus Efran Minjarez

General interest

Injuries
A waist injury prevented him from competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (elsoldehermosillo.com.mx, 06 Apr 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he received an acknowledgement from the municipality of Hermosillo, Mexico. (michellerivera.com.mx, 31 May 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (entornoinformativo.com.mx, 05 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident. (YouTube, 02 Jun 2014)