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Omar Monterola

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T37

Further personal information

Family
Wife and two sons
Residence
Valencia, VEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 13.
Why this sport?
He was inspired to take up the sport by his cousin Keisa, who competed in pole vault at international level.
Name of coach
Adriana Benaventa [personal]

General interest

Most influential person in career
His grandmother. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 16 Sep 2016)
Injuries
He missed the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing due to an injury. (noticias24.com, 31 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no barriers and no limits to chase your dreams. With effort and perseverance everything is possible." (inia.gob.ve, 13 Sep 2012)
Famous relatives
His cousin Keisa Monterola has represented Venezuela in able-bodied athletics. She finished fifth in pole vault at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (notivargas.org, 13 Mar 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eluniversal.com, 29 Aug 2016)
Other information
FAMILY MOTIVATION
His second son was born the day before he won silver in the T37 400m at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "It gave me more motivation. In my race I just wanted to get on with it and I told myself, 'I'll do it. I'll do it for him'." (myinfo.rio2016.com, 16 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-23 3
Men's 100 m T37 Final 2011-01-24 9999
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2011-01-25 1
Men's 200 m T37 Final 2011-01-26 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T37 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Men's 200 m T37 Final Round 2012-08-31 3
Men's 400 m T38 Heat 2 2012-09-02 2
Men's 400 m T38 Final Round 2012-09-03 9999
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 2 2012-09-08 2
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 2012-09-08 9999
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Semifinal 1 2013-07-21 7
Men's 100 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-22 3
Men's 200 m T37 Semifinal 2 2013-07-23 4
Men's 200 m T37 Final 1 2013-07-24 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T37 Heat 1 2016-09-10 3
Men's 100 m T37 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's 400 m T37 Heat 2 2016-09-15 1
Men's 400 m T37 Final Round 2016-09-16 2