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Rafael De Jesus Sedano Garcia

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Veracruz, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up powerlifting in 2010 in Veracruz, Mexico.
Why this sport?
His mother insisted that he try sports as part of his rehabilitation therapy. His athletics coach introduced him to powerlifting.
Training Regime
He trains at the Mexican Paralympic Centre [CEPAMEX].

International debut

Year
2011

General interest

Nicknames
Rafa, Pandita (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014; Facebook profile, 25 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2013 he suffered from tendonitis in his left shoulder and was unable to compete for over a year. He returned in April 2015 at the Parapan American Open in Mexico. (notiver.com.mx, 18 Aug 2015)
Other sports
He won a number of medals in athletics [shot put, discus, javelin] and competed in wheelchair basketball at the National Olympiad in Mexico. (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014)