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Hernan Emanuel Urra

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T35, F35

Further personal information

Family
Partner Candela Gutierrez, sons Ian and Aaron
Residence
Cinco Saltos, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 16 in Cinco Saltos, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He met Argentinian athletics coach Federico Salazar while playing football with some friends, and Salazar convinced him to try the sport.
Club / Team
Fundacion Para Personas Con Discapacidad: Cinco Saltos, ARG
Name of coach
Federico Salazar [personal], ARG, from 2012

General interest

Nicknames
Urrita (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the F35 shot put at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Federico Salazar. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
He was Argentina's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (paradeportes.com, 22 Feb 2021)
Other sports
He has competed in swimming at the Evita National Games in Argentina. (mariocesarin.blogspot.com.es, 06 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2015-10-25 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final Round 2016-09-12 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F35 Final 1 2017-07-16 5