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Erik Alejandro de Santos Espinosa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F52

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Club / Team
Mexico State Wheelchair Sports Association [ADESSIREM]: Toluca de Lerdo, MEX
Name of coach
David Diaz [national], MEX
Training Regime
He trains up to eight hours a day at the Mexican Paralympic Training Centre [CEPAMEX] in Mexico City, Mexico.

General interest

Hobbies
Travelling. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (gob.mx, 21 Feb 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ulises Menendez. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para powerlifter Perla Patricia Barcenas, Mexican boxer Jackie Nava. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (verticediario.com, 23 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He has quadriplegia as the result of a road accident when he was 17. (Athlete, 01 Sep 2016; pueblanoticias.mx, 25 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 2016-09-08 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final 1 2017-07-18 6