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Fernando Jose Acevedo Gonzalez

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Nicaragua
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15.
Why this sport?
He liked lifting weights, and practised bodybuilding before taking up powerlifting. He was invited to try the sport by a friend.
Name of coach
Miguel Zepeda, NCA, from 2012
Training Regime
He travels from Jinotepe to Managua, Nicaragua, five days a week to train under the guidance of Miguel Zepeda.

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (managua2018.org, 30 Jan 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of polio. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Other information
HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
His appearance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro made him the first athlete from Nicaragua to compete at a Paralympic Games in a sport other than Para athletics. (paralympic.org, 29 Jul 2016; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -72 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 5