Rafael De Jesus Sedano Garcia
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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.
He trains at the Mexican Paralympic Centre [CEPAMEX].
Rafa, Pandita (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014; Facebook profile, 25 Oct 2015)
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)
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)
He was born with spina bifida. (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014)