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Jhon Freddy Castaneda Velasquez

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Manizales, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Computing - Manizales University: Colombia

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began bodybuilding at age 18. Following his accident, he started powerlifting in 2014 in Manizales, Colombia.
Why this sport?
"In sport I found a way out of depression. I like everything related to strength."
Club / Team
Caldas Department: Colombia
Name of coach
Henry Oviedo [national]

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Mexico

General interest

Hobbies
Travel. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His children. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Americas Powerlifter after claiming gold at the 2018 Americas Open Championships in Bogota, Colombia. (paralympic.org, 19 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lapatria.com, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He lost his left leg in 2013 after he was run over by a truck. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; lapatria.com, 15 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Over 107.00kg Final 2017-12-07 6