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Francisco Tulio Palomeque Palacios

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Quibdo, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Quibdo, Colombia.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by a friend to try the sport. "I saw the chance to change my life condition and to contribute at home and to my family."
Name of coach
Henry Oviedo [national]

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Brazil

General interest

Nicknames
Pirri (EstrellaTVChoco YouTube channel, 17 Jul 2015)
Hobbies
Listening to music, spending time with family, sport. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 80kg category at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (cpc.org.co, 06 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Colombian footballer Jackson Martinez. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To all people who live with an impairment, keep on going, fight for your dreams, life does not end there. Do not resign yourselves, fight to be an important person wherever you go." (cpc.org.co, 06 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named Athlete of the Year for the Department of Choco in Colombia. (EstrellaTVChoco YouTube channel, 17 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He has limited movement in his right leg as a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age four. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; comiteparalimpicocolombiano.org, 11 Dec 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 80.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 11
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00kg Final 2017-12-06 7