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Jonathan Herrera Bejarano

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Partner Genesis
Residence
Quito, ECU
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Chemistry - Central University of Ecuador: Quito, ECU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began competing in wheelchair marathons in 2015.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to Para athletics by a friend. "Everything in my life changed from the day I tried wheelchair racing. I decided to participate in the sport because I am an adrenaline lover."
Name of coach
Cristhian Matute [personal], ECU
Training Regime
His training sessions last for up to two hours a day at La Carolina park in Quito, Ecuador.

General interest

Hobbies
Wheelchair basketball. (exactodigital.com, 30 May 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his partner. (ultimasnoticias.ec, 28 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Disability is not a limitation, but a reason to move forward." (exactodigital.com, 30 May 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ultimasnoticias.ec, 28 Jun 2019)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee following a traffic accident in 2008. (ultimasnoticias.ec, 28 Jun 2019; elcomercio.com, 04 Feb 2018; Instagram profile, 14 Sep 2016 )
Other information
ASPIRATION
He is studying coaching at the Instituto Tecnologico Superior Libertad [ITSL] in Quito, Ecuador. When he has completed the qualification he would like to open a training camp for Para athletes. (ultimasnoticias.ec, 28 Jun 2019)