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Gabriel de Jesus Cuadra Holman

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Managua, NCA
Occupation
Athlete, Graphical Design, Motivational Speaker
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Graphic Design - Universidad del Valle: Managua, NCA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Managua, Nicaragua.
Why this sport?
He was involved in swimming and football as a boy. He started doing athletics after following his sister Kathy into the sport.
Name of coach
Sergio Antonio Pupo Rodriguez, NCA, from 2010
Training Regime
His sessions last for five hours a day. He regularly trains alongside the Nicaragua able-bodied athletics team.

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Nicaragua
Location
Panama

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His sister Kathy. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
His sister Kathy, Nicaraguan baseball player Dennis Martinez. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport is not about winning or losing, it's better. Sport opens doors and goes beyond borders." (managuafuriosa.com, 06 May 2015)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the Nicaragua Sports Announcers' Association [ACDN] as one of the Most Outstanding Para Athletes of 2011 and 2016. (canal4.com.ni, 28 Jan 2017; elnuevodiario.com.ni, 24 Jan 2012)

He was flag bearer for Nicaragua at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (elnuevodiario.com.ni, 06 Sep 2016; paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To win medals at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, and to qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (paralympic.org, 22 Dec 2018)
Impairment
He has cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen at birth. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017; magazine.com.ni, 22 May 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2017 a documentary about his life was released called 'Citius, Altius, Fortius'. He also helped design the logo for the 2018 Para Central American Games in Managua, Nicaragua. (el19digital.com, 20 Jan 2018; sportstudio23.com, 11 Apr 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's 800 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
Men's 200 m T36 Final Round 2012-09-06 9
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Heat 1 2015-10-22 10
Men's 800 m T36 Heat 2 2015-10-25 5
Men's 800 m T36 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Men's 200 m T36 Heat 1 2015-10-30 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Men's 400 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-16 6
Men's 800 m T36 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-21 7
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 1 2017-07-22 9
Men's 800 m T36 Final 1 2017-07-23 4