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Jorge Benjamin Gonzalez Sauceda

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Family
Wife Citlaly, one son, daughters Joshmin [2016], Jocelyn [2018], and Jailyne [2020]
Residence
Culiacán, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Autonomous University of Sinaloa: Culiacán, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2009.
Name of coach
Jorge Luis Sanchez [personal]

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (debate.com.mx, 26 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (playbuzz.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He sustained an injury to his right leg while competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (noroeste.com.mx, 14 Aug 2019; oaxaca.me, 08 Sep 2016)

He tore a muscle in one of his legs during the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. The injury prevented him from competing at the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (alinstantenoticias.com, 27 Nov 2015; aguilas.uas.edu.mx, 02 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today." (debate.com.mx, 10 Jan 2013)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Sports Award in the Para sport category in Sinaloa State, Mexico. (sinaloa.gob.mx, 27 Nov 2020)

He was presented with the 2015 Paralympic Sports Merit Medal in Culiacan, Mexico. (alternativo.mx, 11 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lineadirectaportal.com, 16 Dec 2019)
Impairment
He has Marfan syndrome, a condition that causes increased limb length. He is also blind in one eye, with restricted vision in the other. (fuentesfidedignas.com.mx, 02 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-02 1
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2012-09-03 2
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-04 2
Men's 400 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-06 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 4 2012-09-07 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 6
Men's Long Jump T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 9999
Men's 200 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-21 9999
Men's 400 m T13 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 2
Men's 400 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-27 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 4 2016-09-08 1
Men's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2016-09-08 9999
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 4 2016-09-16 9999