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Javier Ignacio Jimenez Cabrera

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Santiago, CHI
Occupation
Athlete, Sales
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Santo Tomas University: Santiago, CHI

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He switched to Para powerlifting from wheelchair tennis in 2018.
Name of coach
Victor Rubilar [national], CHI
Training Regime
He has two training sessions per day at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Santiago, Chile.

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (El Mercurio de Valparaiso, 08 Dec 2021)
Most influential person in career
Chilean Para powerlifter Juan Carlos Garrido . (Canal CDO YouTube channel, 26 Jul 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I always compete against a previous version of myself." (El Mercurio de Valparaiso, 08 Dec 2021)
Other sports
He has competed in wheelchair tennis at international level. (itftennis.com, 15 may 2017; Canal CDO YouTube channel, 26 Jul 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile, and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 04 Apr 2022)
Impairment
He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer] in his left femur [thighbone] at age nine. He had part of the bone removed. However, the cancer cell was found in his thigh two years later, resulting in his left leg being amputated above the knee. (latercera.com, 17 Oct 2016)