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Gertrudis Ortega Campos

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T34, F33

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
La Chorrera, PAN
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
Having previously played wheelchair basketball, he began practising Para athletics after his impairment became aggravated. "Para sport has inspired me to carry on and be more independent every day. I like Para athletics because it is an individual sport. I know that I have to train harder because achievements all depend on my effort and ability."

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Panama
Location
United States

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (impresa.prensa.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the municipality of La Chorrera, Panama, in recognition of his performance at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (minsa.gob.pa, 12 Sep 2019)

He was flag bearer for Panama at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (impresa.prensa.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (impresa.prensa.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He has spastic triplegia as a result of a mesencephalic [middle brain] injury. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)