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Jose David Coronel



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Mar del Plata, ARG
Office Worker
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 22.
Why this sport?
He was supposed to attend a concert of an Argentinian band but he went to the wrong venue. There was a powerlifting training session taking place with the national team coaches and one of them asked if he wanted to start training.
Club / Team
Quilmes: Argentina
Name of coach
Adrian Zanola [national], ARG

International debut

Competing for
Porto Alegre, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Matias Bernatene. (Athlete, 22 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 22 May 2019)
He sustained an injury to his right shoulder at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. The problem meant he missed the rest of the season. (, 23 Jan 2016;, 22 Jan 2016)

He has had tendinitis in his right shoulder since competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (, 08 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train so hard that your idols became your rivals." (, 26 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Argentina at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Twitter profile, 03 Dec 2017)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 26 Aug 2017)
He has hip dysplasia. (, 05 Jul 2012)
Other information
He believes becoming an elite powerlifter has changed him in a positive way, and he hopes that his story can inspire others. "My life was a disaster. I had problems with alcohol and addictions. My objective is to share what I gone through to help others who have an impairment, are living on the on the street or taking drugs. I want to show them there is another world, another choice. We go on the streets, inviting young people to join us. If they are not interested in powerlifting, we encourage them to try athletics, swimming or whatever. When you change one young person's life, you might have changed the world and that is priceless." (, 26 Aug 2017)

He has captained the Argentinian Para powerlifting national team. (, 09 Apr 2018)


Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 11
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 65.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-07 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -65 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 9
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 9999