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Francisco Leonardo Cedeno Almengor

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54, F55

Further personal information

Family
Wife Enitza
Residence
La Chorrera, PAN
Occupation
Administrator
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies, Computing - University of the Isthmus: Panama City, PAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007.
Why this sport?
He started Para athletics for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Asociacion Panamena de Deportes Sobre Silla de Ruedas [ASPADESDER]: Panama City, PAN
Name of coach
Francisco Cumbrera [personal]

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F55 shot put at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (impresa.prensa.com, 30 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian wheelchair basketball player Patrick Anderson. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He has sustained shoulder and elbow injuries during his career. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a Merit Award by the municipality of La Chorrera, Panama, in 2019. (critica.com.pa, 13 Sep 2019)

He was Panama's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident that resulted in paraplegia at age 24. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016; lobuenosedice.com, 02 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F55 Final 1 2015-10-26 11
Men's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2015-10-31 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55 Final Round 2016-09-16 11