Pablo Cantero Lopez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Ivan Martinez

Further personal information

Residence
Torrent, ESP
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - University of Valencia: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
As a child he played football. He decided to try athletics after losing his vision in 2005.
Why this sport?
"Football is a team sport and fun, but athletics offers you more personal satisfaction."
Club / Team
CA Torrent: Spain

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Hobbies
Playing guitar and piano, spending time with friends. (pablocanterolopez.com, 02 Dec 2014)
Injuries
He suffered from pain in the heels of both of his feet throughout 2015. (plazadeportiva.com, 06 May 2016)

He injured his back in 2014, which forced him to take a break from competing in the long jump. (pablocanterolopez.com, 02 Dec 2014)

In 2012 he was diagnosed with a contracture in his pyramidalis muscle. The injury caused him problems for over a year. (pablocanterolopez.com, 02 Dec 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
When competing, he sometimes wears one white sock and one black one as a symbol of the differences between people. (pablocanterolopez.com, 02 Dec 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To play sports you don’t need a disability, just the desire." (laopiniondetorrent.es, 04 Sep 2012)
Impairment
He lost his sight at age 11 due to a brain tumour. (laopiniondetorrent.es, 04 Sep 2012)
Other information
WRITER
In 2008 he won second prize in a writing competition run by the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind [ONCE]. He also won the first prize in 2009 in a regional contest for short stories. (pablocanterolopez.com, 02 Dec 2014)