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Leandro Cespedes

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Children Julieta, Santiago, Morena and Maximo

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2013.
Name of coach
Federico Salazar [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Pepe (perio.unlp.edu.ar, 01 Nov 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Sport for me is a ground wire that opens the mind. Sport is everything. It's a way of overcoming myself; the best tool for inclusion, for people with disabilities. Seeing athletes doing the same sports as conventional is something to admire. " (clubobras.wordpress.com, 27 Jun 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he won the Depor Prize as the best Para athlete in Ensenada, Argentina. (noticiasensenada.com, 20 Dec 2014)
Other sports
He has served as captain of La Plata wheelchair basketball team in Argentina. (perio.unlp.edu.ar, 01 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (perio.unlp.edu.ar, 01 Nov 2016)
Impairment
At age 23 he had both legs amputated above the knee following an accident. (donbalon.com, 07 Apr 2017; perio.unlp.edu.ar, 01 Nov 2016)