With the 2015 Parapan American Games opening in Toronto, Canada, this week, today’s #SuperheroSunday comes from Cuba’s reigning 100m T46 champion Yunidis Castillo.
The 28-year-old multiple world and Paralympic champion is set to line up at next month’s Parapan Games before then preparing for the defence of three spring world titles at October’s IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Back training and competing in 2015 after the birth of her son Gabriel, Castillo is confident she will be back to her best. Here are the three heroes that help inspire her to achieve her goals.
1. Jesus Christ
He is my greatest hero. I am a Christian and he is above all in my consideration.
2. Fidel Castro – Cuban politician
I admire the way in which he was able to fight for his ideals.
3. Ana Fidelia Quirot – two-time Olympic medallist and two-time 800m world champion.
Her outstanding sporting career is not the only reason for which I praise her, but also because of how she overcame the accident she had and was back on the track, ready to compete and win again.
Castillo will compete at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games which take place between 7-15 August. To buy tickets, click here.
She will also be one of 1,400 athletes who compete at the World Championships in Doha between 22-31 October. For further information, click here.