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Eduardo Manuel Uceda Novas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F11, T11
Guide
Jorge Gutierrez

Further personal information

Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age five through the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind [ONCE] in Madrid, Spain.
Why this sport?
He also played goalball and football but athletics was his passion. "The pleasure and freedom that I feel by running are worth all the suffering."
Club / Team
CDA Dromos: Madrid, ESP
Name of coach
Juan Jose Morgado [club], ESP; Pedro Maroto [national], ESP

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, singing, playing the flute. (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T11 400m at the 2021 European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)
Injuries
He sustained an injury to his adductor [hip] muscles in 2021. (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competitions he listens to heavy metal music and points to the sky as a tribute to his great-grandmother, and a friend. (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Fight until the end." (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)
Impairment
He has optic nerve atrophy as the result of contracting meningitis at birth. "My parents realised as I was growing up because I was scared, insecure and would stumble. The doctors told me that it was degenerative and that I would lose my vision. I don't see through my right eye and can only see shapes or lights through the left, but I can't distinguish anything. I also have photophobia, I am very sensitive to sunlight." (dxtadaptado.com, 01 Jul 2021)