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Lucas Ezequiel Gareca

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Mar del Plata, ARG
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by Argentinian Para powerlifter Jose David Coronel. "I started training with him, he insisted, he gave me confidence. I felt I could identify with his story."
Club / Team
Punto Crossfit: Mar del Plata, ARG
Name of coach
Adrian Zanola [national]; Fernando Dalpra [personal], ARG, from 2017

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Santiago, CHI

General interest

Hobbies
Video games, football. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Argentinian Para powerlifter David Coronel. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (quedigital.com.ar, 26 Aug 2017)
Impairment
He lost his left leg in an accident in 2006. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; quedigital.com.ar, 26 Aug 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 97.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 17
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 88.00kg Final 2017-12-06 20