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Jose Luis Casas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T44

Further personal information

Residence
Lima, PER
Occupation
Army
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2015 in Lima, Peru.
Why this sport?
He was involved in sports prior to his injuries, and wanted to continue after. "I was always an athlete, so why stop, especially if I can inspire others."
Club / Team
Centro Para Deportivo Sin Limites: Peru
Name of coach
Miguel Angel Calmet Ochoa [national], PER

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, reading. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2016 Grand Prix Final in Berlin, Germany. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His coach Miguel Angel Calmet Ochoa. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In February 2016 he received the Order of Military Combatants Andres Avelino Ceceres medal from the Peruvian government, in recognition of his service in the Peruvian Army. (ejercito.mil.pe, 17 Feb 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic in Rio de Janeiro. (latina.pe, 19 Jun 2016)
Impairment
In 2012 while serving with the Peruvian Army he stood on a landmine while taking part in an operation to rescue victims of a kidnapping. After 15 operations in both Peru and the United States of America to try and save his left foot, his left leg was amputated in September 2014. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2016; Centro Para Deportivo Sin Limites Facebook page, 23 Aug 2016)
Other information
CLUB FOUNDER
In December 2015 he co-founded a non-profit organisation called Centro Para Deportivo Sin Limites, which aims to help people with physical impairments integrate into society through sport and physical activity. (Centro Para Deportivo Sin Limites Facebook page, 23 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T44 Heat 1 2016-09-11 7
Men's 400 m T44 Heat 2 2016-09-14 9999