Javier Ignacio Jimenez Cabrera
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
He has two training sessions per day at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Santiago, Chile.
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)
He has competed in wheelchair tennis at international level. (itftennis.com, 15 may 2017; Canal CDO YouTube channel, 26 Jul 2018)
To compete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile, and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 04 Apr 2022)
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)