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Gabriel Emmanuel Sosa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Classification
T54, F54

Further personal information

Residence
Buenos Aires, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

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]
Training Regime
He trains at the National Center of High Performance Athletics [CeNARD] in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

General interest

Nicknames
Gabi (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
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)
Ambitions
To compete in a final at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of muscular dystrophy in his legs. (portada.com.ar, 07 Aug 2021)