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Gerardo Alberto Cretton Salas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Family
Partner Florencia Belen Romero
Residence
Buenos Aires, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 at school in Jose Clemente Paz, Argentina.
Club / Team
Association Support Visually Impaired [Apanovi] : Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Jose Ignacio Pignataro [personal], ARG, from 2014

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T11-13 4x100m relay at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada, and qualifying for the 2017 World Championships. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017, 22 Sep 2015)
Most influential person in career
Coach Matias Korchman. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian basketballer Emanuel Ginobili. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
His partner Florencia Belen Romero has represented Argentina in Para athletics. She was ranked seventh in the F11 discus throw at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Facebook profile, 06 Jun 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 09 Sep 2016)
Impairment
His vision is affected by bilateral glaucoma and Peters syndrome. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017, 22 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2015-10-22 14
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 1 2015-10-25 10
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-28 9
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 3 2017-07-16 10
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 1 2017-07-20 6