Jhon Freddy Castaneda Velasquez
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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]
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lapatria.com, 07 Sep 2016)
He lost his left leg in 2013 after he was run over by a truck. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; lapatria.com, 15 Jan 2016)
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