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Edwin Rodriguez Gonzalez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Partner Martha Liliana Murillo
Residence
Bucaramanga, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies, Marketing - Colegio Bain: Piedecuesta, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 27 at La Flora Athletics Stadium in Bucaramanga, Colombia.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with it."
Club / Team
Liga Santandereana de Deporte de Limitados Visuales [Lisandeliv]: Bucaramanga, COL
Name of coach
Carlos Cancino Cuadros, COL, from 2008

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Colombia
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the shot put at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
Colombian triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"I always pray to God before competing." (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where there's a will, there's a way." (Athlete, 26 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He was named Colombia's Best Paralympic Athlete of 2012 by Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal. (vanguardia.com, 03 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He lost his vision in 2001 after an assault in which acid was thrown in his face. (eltiempo.com, 12 Nov 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 2011-01-22 6
Men's Shot Put F11 Final 2011-01-24 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final Round 2012-09-02 5
Men's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-03 9
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2013-07-20 8
Men's Shot Put F11 Final 1 2013-07-25 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-22 14
Men's Discus Throw F11 Final 1 2015-10-27 11