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Jose Gregorio Lemos Rivas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T38, F38

Further personal information

Residence
Cali, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sports Administration, Sports and Recreation - Ana G Mendez University - Cupey Campus: San Juan, PUR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began practising athletics in 2001 and took up decathlon in 2009.
Club / Team
Valle del Cauca: Colombia
Name of coach
Osmany Garcia [personal]

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his family. (mundeportes.net, 17 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
Coaches Ubaldo Duany and Osmany Garcia. (mundeportes.net, 17 Oct 2020)
Injuries
His training was disrupted ahead of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, due to a back injury. (runningcolombia.com, 27 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Enjoy everything that life gives you day by day. There are things that the heart does not accept, but you have to throw them away so you can get ahead. I am one of the people who if I fall eight times, I get up nine." (Facebook profile, 27 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He has represented Colombia in able-bodied athletics, and placed eighth in the decathlon at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (runningcolombia.com, 27 Nov 2019; SportsDeskOnline, 10 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
His sister Sandra has represented Colombia in able-bodied shot put at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games, and the 2021 South American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (mundeportes.net, 17 Oct 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Aug 2021)
Other information
LIVING ABROAD
He spent seven years living in Puerto Rico and says the experience helped him gain maturity. "The seven years I lived in Puerto Rico, far away from my family and my country, taught me that you need to seize life's opportunities. Thanks to this experience, I grew up at an early age so I could focus on what I wanted." (mundeportes.net, 17 Oct 2020)

FURTHER STUDIES
He has also earned a master's degree in recreational and sports services administration from Ana G Mendez University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Facebook profile, 02 Aug 2021; mundeportes.net, 17 Oct 2020)