Francisco Javier Ramirez Torres
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power, Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing at age 18.
Why this sport?
He went to Leon, Mexico, to visit some friends, and after watching them run with his wheelchair he decided he wanted to take up the sport himself.
Kiko (periodicocorreo.com.mx, 28 Sep 2014)
He contracted polio at age 18 months after not receiving the correct vaccine. The illness resulted in dystrophy, causing limited mobility and strength in his feet. (periodicocorreo.com.mx, 28 Sep 2014; oem.com.mx, 04 Nov 2009)