Luis Herazo's life changed through sport - #TeamAgitos - on the Road to Rio
Find out more about Luis' background and family life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqGFZVaM2ig Despite his limited sporting experience, the 19-year-old was among the most outstanding athletes from the camp in Monteria and was invited to compete at the 2014 Athletics International Open, in Medellin, Colombia, where he claimed bronze in the javelin. From there he was invited to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2015 to take part in a Road to Rio 2016: Agitos Foundation Sessions workshop alongside his coach, Jesus Kerguelen. “I was very happy because almost no one believed in my abilities, not even my father,” Herazo said. “He was surprised when I was chosen. But that has never affected me since I have always known what I am capable of.” Herazo is one of eight athletes from Latin America whose remarkable stories are being told in a series of powerful short films produced by the Agitos Foundation. Clean, broadcast quality versions of Barrera’s videos are available free of charge to all media. Requests should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Agitos Foundation must be credited for all use of footage. The Agitos Foundation road to Rio 2016 videos will feature at least one athlete per week until the 4 August, to show the compelling stories that exist in Para sport development as part of #TeamAgitos. A final video for each athlete will then be published the week before the Rio 2016 Paralympics begin. Anyone can use #TeamAgitos on social media to show they are part of the team, whether they are fans, athletes, coaches, part of the Paralympic Movement or a partner organisation.
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