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Luis Sandoval

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Alexander Seminario Koosau

Further personal information

Residence
Lima, PER
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in about 2014.
Why this sport?
"I was doing computer training for blind people and some friends on the course invited me to run. I stayed at the home of one of my classmates and I started on the treadmill. Months later we started to participate in 5km and 10km races."
Club / Team
Club Deportivo de Ciegos Leones Dorados: Peru
Name of coach
Ivan Acosta [personal]

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Peru
Location
Guaranda, ECU

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Making his international debut at the 2016 International Open in Guaranda, Ecuador. (Metro Peru, 22 Jun 2016)
Most influential person in career
His family, guide Alexander Seminario Koosau, and coach Ivan Acosta. (Metro Peru, 22 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Metro Peru, 22 Jun 2016)
Impairment
He has a visual impairment after contracting glaucoma at age 12. (Metro Peru, 22 Jun 2016)
Other information
CLUB
He founded Club Deportivo de Ciegos Leones Dorados in Peru, because many races in the country did not have a category for athletes with a visual impairment. (Metro Peru, 22 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 3 2016-09-11 4