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Fernando Mina Cortes

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Residence
Cali, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2008. He had previously tried basketball and powerlifting.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to get active by an association for people with an impairment.
Club / Team
Nuevos Horizontes: Cali, COL

General interest

Nicknames
Tyson (elpueblo.com.co, 30 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at major international events such as the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, the 2013 World Championships in Lyon France, and the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Campeones Indervalle, 12 Aug 2015)
Impairment
He lost his left leg after being run over by a train at age seven in Cali, Colombia. (Campeones Indervalle, 12 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final Round 2012-08-31 12
Men's Shot Put F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-04 14
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final Round 2012-09-08 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-20 8
Men's Discus Throw F57/58 Final 1 2013-07-22 13
Men's Shot Put F58 Final 1 2013-07-25 10