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Joselito Hernandez



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
T11, F11
Bismark Hernandez

Further personal information

Santo Domingo, DOM
Athlete, Massage Therapist

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He tried running on a track while visiting a friend who was training at an Olympic centre in the Dominican Republic. A coach saw him run and recruited him to the sport.
Name of coach
Fredy Montero

General interest

In 2005 he lost his vision after a stray bullet hit him while he was asleep. (, 08 Aug 2016)
Other information
He struggled to adapt to living as a blind person after he was hit by a stray bullet while he was asleep. He was age 11 when the incident happened. "The hardest thing was accepting my condition. I was very depressed and hardly left the house. With time and the help of the National Association for the Blind I learned to fend for myself to the point of doing everything in the house, giving professional massages, using the computer, singing, and now competing as an athlete." (, 08 Aug 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-10 2
Men's 200 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-13 3