Gabriel Emmanuel Sosa
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Further personal information
Buenos Aires, ARG
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in 2014 at school in La Rioja, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He was spotted at a school competition and encouraged to try Para athletics. "It made me curious, I didn't know it existed. I started training, I participated in the national games and that's how my career developed."
Club / Team
Fadesir: Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Carlos Alberto Rodriguez [personal]
He trains at the National Center of High Performance Athletics [CeNARD] in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gabi (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Watching documentaries. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T54 100m at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Carlos Alberto Rodriguez. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2016 he was named Best Para Athlete in La Rioja, Argentina. (laredlarioja.com.ar, 12 Dec 2016)
To compete in a final at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
His impairment is the result of muscular dystrophy in his legs. (portada.com.ar, 07 Aug 2021)