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Maximiliano Rodriguez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Lugo, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Ortega and Gasset Institute: Madrid, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2005 in Lugo, Spain.
Why this sport?
He was a member of the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind [ONCE], where he was told he could try sports. He first tried cycling, and later athletics. In his first athletics competition he won, so he decided to keep going.
Club / Team
Club Verxel Nutricion Deportiva: Lugo, ESP

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Assen, NED

General interest

Nicknames
Maxi (Twitter profile, 26 May 2014)
Hobbies
Football. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, and winning a gold medal at the 2007 World Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)
Injuries
He suffered from a muscle tear in his right arm in May 2016. (Facebook profile, 11 May 2016)

In 2013 he was affected by a hernia. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)

Since 2009 he has been affected by arthritis, which began in his knees and later affected a number of other parts of his body. This limits his training sessions and causes him pain. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)

In 2008 he suffered from a torn hamstring. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2007 he was named the Athlete of the Year and Para-athlete of the Year in Lugo, Spain. (lavozdegalicia.es, 30 Oct 2007)
Impairment
His blindness is a hereditary illness, that was first detected at age four. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)
Other information
YEAR OFF
In 2014 he took a year off from competition, in part to recover from his injuries and also to rest from many years competing at elite level. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)

FROM ARGENTINA TO SPAIN
In 2002 an economic crisis in Argentina affected his family, so his father decided to emigrate. They chose Spain because his grandparents were from Lugo, and the following year at age 14 he moved with his family to Spain. (Athlete, 15 Dec 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2
Men's Long Jump F12 Final Round 13
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T12 Final B 9999
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 2 3
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 7 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2011-01-24 1
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2011-01-26 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-27 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 2011-01-27 2
Men's 200 m T12 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-03 2
Men's 100 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-04 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final Round 2012-09-05 9999
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2012-09-05 1
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-07 3
Men's 200 m T12 Heat 3 2012-09-07 2
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T12 Semifinal 3 2013-07-20 4
Men's 200 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-21 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Men's 100 m T12 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 4
Men's 100 m T12 Final 1 2013-07-25 3
Men's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2013-07-26 5
Men's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2013-07-26 999