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Luis Fernando Calo Alomoto

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F13, T13
Guide
Gabriel Muñoz, VEN, Daniel Sánchez, Óscar Basantes, ECU

Further personal information

Family
Wife Martha Chicaiza, two sons, two daughters
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began athletics at age 17.
Why this sport?
He took up Para athletics seriously after coach Freddy Moposita found that he had stopped marathon running after his vision had worsened following his 2010 motorcycle accident. Moposita had seen him running before the accident and encouraged him to start again.
Name of coach
Fredy Moposita, ECU

General interest

Nicknames
Calito (ecuadortv.ec, 02 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing first in the visually impaired division at the 2018 Boston and New York City Marathons in the United States of America. (Facebook page, 12 Dec 2018; lahora.com.ec, 03 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family. (TVC En la Comunidad YouTube channel, 15 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 15 Dec 2018; ecuadortv.ec, 02 May 2018)
Impairment
He lost the sight in his right eye following a domestic accident with a kitchen knife at age 18 months. In 2010 a motorbike accident affected the vision in his left eye that has progressively worsened. (TVC En la Comunidad YouTube channel, 15 Jun 2018; ecuadortv.ec, 02 May 2018)