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Juan Pablo Cervantes Garcia



Impairment information

Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He used to play wheelchair basketball but got involved in Para athletics when his coach presented him with a race chair. "When I first saw the racing chair I fell in love with it. I said, 'This is what I am.'"
Club / Team
Club Katusha [MEX] / Mexico State [MEX]:
Name of coach
Martin Velazco Soria [personal]

General interest

El Tisiquito (Athlete, 23 Nov 2010)
Drawing. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother, his sister, and his wife. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Finnish wheelchair racer Leo-Pekka Tahti. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Discipline is the key to success." (Athlete, 23 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2020 he received the Sports Award in the Para sports category in Mexico State. (, 23 Oct 2020)
He was born with arthrogryposis. The condition prevents him from freely moving his lower limbs. (, 11 Jan 2019)


Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2011-01-22 6
Men's 100 m T54 Semifinal 1 2011-01-22 4
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 2 2011-01-24 9999
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 1 2011-01-27 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-01 5
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-05 7
Men's 4x400 m T53/54 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4