Fernando Costas Fernandez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T36

Further personal information

Residence
Vigo, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 in Vigo, Spain.
Why this sport?
His father took him to a fun run and he found a relief to his pain while competing.
Club / Team
Navia Vigo Athletic Association: Spain

General interest

Impairment
He was born 33 weeks premature, and experienced a haemorrhage and pulmonary hypertension shortly after birth. Eight months later he was affected by from hydrocephalus [a buildup of fluid in the brain] that caused seizures. A valve was inserted into one of the cerebral ventricles to relieve the pressure. He has syringomyelia, a condition within the spinal cord that causes scoliosis [curavture of the spine]. He also has a twisted spine due to his neuronal problems, and a club foot. (farodevigo.es, 05 Jun 2013)