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Niel Garcia Trelles

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Son Alexander [2017]
Residence
Lima, PER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 15.
Name of coach
Neolanis Isiner Suarez Hidalgo [national], PER
Training Regime
He trains at the High Performance Centre in the National Sports Village [VIDENA] in Lima, Peru.

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Peru
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Playing chess. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, after sustaining a broken leg one month before. (Elpoli.pe YouTube channel, 26 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
His wife Olga. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Peruvian footballer Paolo Guerrero. (promoviendoteperu.com, 28 Jan 2013)
Injuries
In 2019 he broke a leg in a domestic accident and needed surgery. He was still able to compete several weeks later at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Elpoli.pe YouTube channel, 26 Oct 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dreams must be pursued, no matter the cost." (ipd.gob.pe, 30 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2012 he received the Colibri de Plata [Silver Hummingbird] award for Best Peruvian Para Athlete. (educacionenred.pe, 23 Apr 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ipd.gob.pe, 30 Jun 2017)
Impairment
He injured his spinal cord in an accident at age nine. (promoviendoteperu.com, 28 Jan 2013)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's -52 kg Final Round 9999