Mateo Acosta Carvajal

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Residence
Cali, COL
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
His psychologist suggested that he start practising sport and he was encouraged to take up athletics by a friend.

General interest

Hobbies
Watching television, surfing the internet, listening to salsa music. (calibuenasnoticias.com, 02 Dec 2015)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (calibuenasnoticias.com, 02 Dec 2015)
Hero / Idol
Colombian Para javelin thrower Mauricio Valencia. (calibuenasnoticias.com, 02 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (calibuenasnoticias.com, 02 Dec 2015)
Impairment
He was born with Arnold-Chiari malformation. The condition affects the nervous system, causing neurological and spinal problems. (calibuenasnoticias.com, 02 Dec 2015)