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Jairo Salgueiro Montero

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F12, T12

Further personal information

Residence
A Coruña, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sports Science - University of A Coruna: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
He played football with the FC Monforte team in Spain before taking up Para athletics. He was convinced by coach Maxi Rodriguez to try Para athletics after attending a conference. "I discovered Para sports little by little and fell in love with it. I like the technical aspect of long jump."
Club / Team
Atletica Lucense: Lugo, ESP
Training Regime
He trains up to two hours a day.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the national championships in 2019 and a bronze medal at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Nottwill, Switzerland. (A Oscuras YouTube channel, 24 Mar 2020; lavozdegalicia.es, 03 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he received an acknowledgement from the municipality of Monforte de Lemos, Spain for his sporting achievements. (diariodelemos.es, 05 Apr 2019)

In 2018 he was named Sportsman of the Year of the municipality of Monforte de Lemos in Spain. (lavozdegalicia.es, 05 May 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (A Oscuras YouTube channel, 24 Mar 2020)
Impairment
His visual impairment is a result of ocular albinism and nystagmus. (elprogreso.es, 25 Apr 2018)