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Mauricio Orozco

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T51, F51

Further personal information

Family
One daughter [2013]
Residence
Avellaneda, ARG
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He had always played handball, but after his accident he began para-athletics in 2010 in Lamarque, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He wanted to do some sport as part of his rehabilitation and to improve his social life. Also, his family encouraged him to, because they thought it was important to improve his quality of life.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Argentina
Location
São Paulo, BRA

General interest

Nicknames
Mauri (Facebook profile, 12 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Cuna Deportiva, 19 Jun 2015)
Other sports
He played basketball at national level with Club Barracos in Argentina. (Cuna Deportiva, 19 Jun 2015)
Impairment
On 04 Nov 2007 he was involved in a road accident, in which he damaged his C3 and C5 vertebrae, resulting in paraplegia. (fuerzapetrolera.com.ar, 05 Nov 2011)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
Before his accident, he worked as a solids control operator in an oil company in Neuquen, Argentina. (fuerzapetrolera.com.ar, 05 Nov 2011)