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Martin Velasco Soria

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Computing, Graphic Design, Technical Studies - Escuela Nacional de Entrenadores Deportivos: Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began training in 1997, at age 24, with DIF Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
He likes the competitive nature of sport.

General interest

Nicknames
El Cumbias (Athlete, 20 Jun 2007)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian footballer Pele and US basketballer Michael Jordan. (discapacinet.gob.mx, 05 Jun 2007)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (diariodemorelos.com, 20 Apr 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 7
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 10
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 1 9
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 17
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T53/54 Final 2011-01-22 5
Men's 5000 m T53/54 Heat 2 2011-01-24 5
Men's 1500 m T53/54 Heat 3 2011-01-25 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 2012-08-31 7
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2012-09-05 8