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Eliezer Gabriel Buenaventura

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46, F46

Further personal information

Residence
Veracruz, MEX
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2007 in Veracruz, Mexico.
Why this sport?
His coach saw him playing football and convinced him to give athletics a try.
Club / Team
Club Cachorros AC: Acayucan, MEX
Name of coach
Gustavo Dacal [personal], ESP
Training Regime
He works on technique at the Hugo Sanchez Sports Complex in Boca del Rio, Mexico. He does strength training at home.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Lyon, FRA

General interest

Nicknames
El Tigre [Spanish for tiger, named after a tiger tattoo he has on his right arm. "It is a beautiful animal, and a good hunter. When it's hungry it hunts until it has its prey. I am hungry for success and I am not going to stop up until I get it"]. (diariodelistmo.com, 24 Apr 2020; gob.mx, 09 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (diariodelistmo.com, 10 Apr 2020)
Injuries
He won a gold medal at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, despite struggling with pain in his sciatic nerve. (presencianoticias.com, 14 Aug 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Even if you feel lost and weak, remember that every day can be the beginning of something wonderful." (Instagram profile, 22 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Sports Award in the Para sport category in Veracruz State, Mexico. (masnoticias.mx, 11 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (diariodelistmo.com, 10 Apr 2020)
Impairment
He was born without his left forearm. (diariodelistmo.com, 24 Apr 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2013-07-21 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final 1 2015-10-27 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F46 Final Round 2016-09-13 6