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Oscar Raxon Siquiej

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Santos Tomas Martinez Lopez

Further personal information

Occupation
Farmer
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1999.
Why this sport?
"As a child I never thought I would be an athlete, but my father told me that I could beat other children."
Club / Team
Asociacion Nacional de Ciegos de Guatemala: Guatemala
Name of coach
Luis Alvorez del Cid, GUA, from 2016; Alberto Jimenez [national], GUA
Training Regime
He trains at the Mateo Flores Stadium in Guatemala City. His journey there can take more than four hours.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Guatemala
Opponent
El Salvador
Tournament
Central American Games
Location
El Salvador

General interest

Hobbies
Singing, listening to music. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2016)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Chilean para-athlete Cristian Valenzuela. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was Guatemala's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2016-09-11 3