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Leonardo Diaz Aldana

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Residence
Bayamo, CUB
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - ESPA: Cienfuegos, CUB

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 1996 in Granma Province, Cuba.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Cuba
Location
Mar del Plata, ARG

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at the Paralympic Games, the Parapan American Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was named among the 10 Outstanding Cuban Athletes. The voting was carried out by sports journalists and the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation [INDER]. (trabajadores.cu, 03 Dec 2018)

In 2016 sports journalists named him among the Best Paralympic Athletes in Granma Province, Cuba. (acn.cu, 21 Dec 2016)

In 2012, 2015 and 2016 he was named among the 10 Outstanding Paralympic Athletes by INDER and the Union of Cuban Journalists' Sportswriters Circle. (cubasi.cu, 14 Dec 2016; cnctv.icrt.cu, 11 Dec 2015; granma.cu, 07 Dec 2015, 11 Dec 2012)
Impairment
He has paraplegia after he was involved in an accident while serving in the Cuban military. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017; ecured.cu, 13 Nov 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F55/56 Final Round 14
Men's Discus Throw F55/56 Final Round 1
Men's Javelin F55/56 Final Round 5
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 2011-01-28 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-01 18
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-05 1
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-08 10
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-21 1
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-24 10
Men's Shot Put F56/57 Final 1 2013-07-26 10
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final 1 2015-10-22 1
Men's Javelin F57 Final 1 2015-10-24 17
Men's Shot Put F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final Round 2016-09-10 3
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Discus Throw F56 Final 1 2017-07-16 1