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Mauro Maximo de Jesus

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F53

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
High school

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 17 with the IMSS [Mexican Social Security Institute].
Why this sport?
He likes the effort he makes every day to reach his goals, and enjoys receiving the recognition of the people that believe in him.
Training Regime
He trains four hours every day. He does gym work three days a week and trains at the Mexican Paralympic Centre.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Mexican para-swimmers Juan Ignacio Reyes and Christopher Tronco, and Mexican para-athlete Leticia Aleman. (discapacinet.gob.mx, 06 Jun 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My disability has never been an obstacle." (jornada.unam.mx, 16 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He won the 2010 National Sports Award [Premio Nacional del Deporte], given by the government to the best athletes in Mexico. With the award, he was given 549,000 Mexican pesos [about 50,000 USD]. (sdpnoticias.com, 10 Nov 2010)
Impairment
At age 15 he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder which affects the peripheral nervous system. "When I got sick, my body was paralysed entirely. I remember I could not breathe and I had to have a tracheotomy. After that it got even worse and I spent 13 days in a coma." (dis-capacidad.com, 16 Nov 2010)
Other information
HIS LUCKY ARM
He believes his right arm is lucky, as he nearly had to have it amputated. "I was born as a premature seven-month baby and I had to stay in an incubator for two months. Due to carelessness, my right arm got burned. Luckily it wasn't that bad, but 14 years later the tendons were affected and I lost my ability to move that arm. I got really close to losing the arm with which I make my throws." (dis-capacidad.com, 16 Nov 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52 Final Round 3
Men's Discus Throw F52 Final Round 8
Men's Javelin F52 Final Round 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F53/54 Final Round 5
Men's Shot Put F53/54 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F53 Final Round 3
Men's Shot Put F53/54 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F52-53 Final Round 4
Men's Discus Throw F53 Final Round 12
Men's Shot Put F53 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Javelin F53 Final Round 3
Men's Shot Put F53 Final Round 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F53 Final Round 2
Men's Javelin F53 Final Round 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F53 Final Round 2
Men's Javelin F53 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52/53 Final 2011-01-24 2
Men's Javelin F52/53 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F52/53 Final Round 2012-08-31 2
Men's Javelin F52/53 Final Round 2012-09-04 3