Jael Quinones Cortez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12

Further personal information

Residence
Cali, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Institute of Technical Education [CAFOR]: Cali, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He initially took up swimming before he later switched to athletics.
Why this sport?
Coach Alonso Mina convinced him to change sports and he found a level of satisfaction in athletics that he had not experienced in swimming. "It wasn't easy, but his [Mina's] arguments convinced me to change and I wasn't wrong."
Club / Team
The Blinds: Cali, COL

General interest

Other sports
He competed in swimming at the 2004 National Para Games in Bogota, Colombia. (valledelcauca.gov.co, 30 Oct 2008)
Impairment
At age two it was discovered he had congenital cataracts. He had surgery, but at age 16 he was diagnosed with glaucoma. He has lost 90% of his vision. (valledelcauca.gov.co, 30 Oct 2008)