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1821-Ernesto Blanco photo

Ernesto Blanco

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Cuba
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

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

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Cuba
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

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)
Impairment
He has limited movement in his upper limbs. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 1 4
Men's 1500 m T46 Heat 1 12
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
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
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 3 2016-09-16 2
Men's 400 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-17 1
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 2 2017-07-18 7
Men's 400 m T47 Final 1 2017-07-19 4