Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport as a child in Cuba.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get involved in athletics by his parents.
Club / Team
Asociacion Cubana de Limitados Fisico-Motores [ACLIFIM]: Cuba
Name of coach
Miriam Ferrer [national], CUB
Parapan American Games
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the T47 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No theory, I am all instinct." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014, 2015 and 2016 he was named among the Ten Outstanding Paralympic Athletes by the Cuban Sports Institute [INDER] and the Cuban Sports Journalists Association. (cubasi.cu, 14 Dec 2016; juventudrebelde.cu, 23 Dec 2015; granma.cu, 07 Dec 2015; jit.cu, 11 Dec 2014)
He has limited movement in his upper limbs. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
|Men's 800 m T46||Heat 1||4|
|Men's 1500 m T46||Heat 1||12|
|Men's 400 m T47||Heat 1||2015-10-22||5|
|Men's 400 m T47||Final 1||2015-10-23||4|
|Men's 200 m T47||Heat 2||2015-10-24||5|
|Men's 200 m T47||Final 1||2015-10-25||4|
|Men's 400 m T47||Heat 3||2016-09-16||2|
|Men's 400 m T47||Final Round||2016-09-17||1|
|Men's 400 m T47||Heat 2||2017-07-18||7|
|Men's 400 m T47||Final 1||2017-07-19||4|