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Jorge Madera

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Residence
Les Franqueses del Vallès, ESP
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2002 in Granollers, Spain.
Why this sport?
He was intending to take part in a wheelchair basketball training session, but saw people doing Para athletics and decided to join them instead. "I think the sport chose me. I liked the toughness and sacrifice."
Club / Team
Triactive: Spain
Training Regime
He trains six days a week. He does track training in the mornings and strength training in the afternoons.

General interest

Nicknames
Jordi (Facebook profile, 25 Jun 2017)
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends, cooking, fishing, swimming. (esportadaptat.org, 17 Jun 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in the top eight in the T54 marathon at the Paralympic Games in 2008 and 2016. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Javier Moran Tiesta. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"All work has its reward." (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Other sports
He has competed in Para cycling and Para triathlon in Spain. (esportadaptat.org, 17 Jun 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (dxtadaptado.com, 09 Jun 2020)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a road accident. "Part of steering wheel broke. I went off the road and the car rolled several times." (dxtadaptado.com, 09 Jun 2020; Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 5
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 3 6
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T53/54 Heat 2 2011-01-24 6
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 15
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 2015-10-23 25
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2015-10-25 14
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-09 10
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2016-09-18 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 2017-07-16 20
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2017-07-22 12