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Luis Zapien Rosas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11

Further personal information

Residence
Jalisco, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Higher education
Law

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He likes the qualities an athlete needs to succeed in athletics.
Name of coach
Gabriel Mezquitan Galicia
Coach from which country?
Mexico
Coach from what year?
2003
Training Regime
He trains three times a day.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Lisbon, POR

General interest

Nicknames
Mono (Athlete, 06 Nov 2011)
Hobbies
Music. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being honoured at the 2007 State Sports Awards. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2011)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol
Mexican footballer Benjamin Galindo. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give your heart to win." (Athlete, 06 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2007 and 2008, he won a Sports Merit Medal from the City of Gualdalajara. (comudeguadalajara.gob.mx, 13 Dec 2007; comudeguadalajara.gob.mx, 05 Dec 2008)

In 2007 he was honoured at the State Sports Award. (codejalisco.com.mx, 2012)
Other information
DISAPPOINTING RETURN
Despite winning a medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, he was forced to beg on the street upon his return to Mexico. Shortly after the Games, he claimed that he was still owed 300 USD as part of his sports scholarship. (publimetro.pe, 07 Dec 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 3
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-26 4
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2012-08-31 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 8
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-20 6
Men's 10000 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-23 9999