Marco De La Rosa
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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
Fort Benning, GA, USA
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ksat.com, 11 Aug 2017)
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)
|P1 - Men's 10 m Air Pistol SH1||Qualification||2016-09-09||25|
|P1 - Men's 10m Air Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||37|
|P3 - Mixed 25m Pistol SH1||Qualification||2018-05-05||27|