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Marco De La Rosa

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried shooting Para sport in 2014.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport at an event organised by the Paralyzed Veterans of America. "The first time I went out to shoot I did so well on it that people were stunned. They told me to go to the National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Dallas, and I killed it. I earned the gold medal and second place was 100 points behind me."
Name of coach
Chuck Platt [national], USA
Handedness
Right

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Fort Benning, GA, USA

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want peace, prepare for war." (pva.org, 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he received the Spirit of the Games Award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America. (texaspva.org, 01 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ksat.com, 11 Aug 2017)
Impairment
In November 1993 he was shot in the back while trying to stop a burglary outside the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton, CA, United States of America. The bullet lodged in his back, damaging his spinal cord and resulting in paralysis from the waist down. (expressnews.com, 31 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2016-09-09 25
Cheongju 2018 World Shooting Para Sport Championships (Cheongju, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 37
P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1 Qualification 2018-05-05 27