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Luis Alberto Zepeda Felix

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54

Further personal information

Residence
Hermosillo, MEX
Occupation
Sales
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
In 1988 a friend invited him to try different throwing events in Sonora, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He likes the sport because it was good for his rehabilitation.

General interest

Nicknames
Ponchu (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Injuries
In 2011 he required an operation on an injury to his right arm. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)

He had a shoulder injury while competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (lacronica.com, 02 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live life to the fullest." (numerounoonline.com, 22 Jun 2010).
Awards and honours
In 2016 he received the National Sports Award in the Para sport category. (sonora.gob.mx, 04 Nov 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ehui.com, 30 Aug 2016)
Impairment
He injured his spine at age nine after a large rock came loose as he was climbing on it. (historiadesonora.blogspot.es, 30 Nov 2015; numerounoonline.com, 22 Jun 2010)
Other information
OTHER ACITVTIES
He has worked as a coach for children with an impairment. (RNoTeRajes, 20 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F53/54 Final Round 3
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 2011-01-24 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final Round 2012-09-08 1
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54-56 Final 1 2013-07-24 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final Round 2016-09-09 2
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F54 Final 1 2017-07-23 4