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Marcos Castillo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He got into sport at age 20 through basketball, after his mother took him to a sports club in Guarenas, Venezuela. He later switched to athletics in 2003.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Obstacles exist only in our mind." (MultimedioVTV Youtube channel, 21 Jan 2013)
Impairment
At age 11 he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which causes muscle weakness as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. For the first four years after diagnosis he was in an unresponsive state, but eventually he regained consciousness and mobility. (avn.info.ve, 21 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 9999
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 5
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T52 Final 2011-01-23 7
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-23 6
Men's 200 m T52 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 7
Men's 200 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-25 7
Men's 400 m T52 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 9