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Norberto Manuel Zertuche Rodriguez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T36, F36

Further personal information

Residence
León, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009.
Why this sport?
"I like athletics, it is a way to express your feelings."

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Mexico

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver and bronze medals at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
His father and brothers. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
His parents. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no limits, the only limit is yourself." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012).

"Dream. Believe. Fight. Achieve. These are the four words for my success." (Twitter profile, 17 Dec 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the Nuevo Leon State Volunteering Award in 2015. He has also received the Civic Merit Medal of Nuevo Leon State in 2014, the Nuevo Leon State Sports Award in 2013, and he was named Paralympian of the Year at the 2012 Nuevo Leon Awards Ceremony. (Facebook page, 21 Nov 2015, 24 Oct 2015; nl.gob.mx, 18 Dec 2012).
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He regularly gives motivational talks to primary school students in Mexico with the aim of reducing bullying at schools. (nl.gob.mx, 24 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T36 Heat 2 2012-09-02 6
Men's Discus Throw F35/36 Final Round 2012-09-03 11
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Shot Put F36 Final 1 2013-07-26 7