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Rafael Uribe

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T44, F44

Further personal information

Residence
Caracas, VEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Central University of Venezuela [UCV]: Caracas, VEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2006 while he was at university. In 2012 he began focusing on high jump.
Why this sport?
He was initially inspired to get involved in athletics after watching the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Name of coach
Johnny Alberto Rodriguez Hernandez, VEN, from 2012
Training Regime
He trains at the National Sports Institute [IND] in Caracas, Venezuela.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Venezuela
Location
Medellín, COL

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, playing chess. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the T44 high jump at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Swedish high jumper Stefan Holm. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Persistence can turn failure into extraordinary achievement." (Instagram profile, 17 Feb 2021)
Awards and honours
He received the Francisco de Miranda Order from the government of Venezuela in recognition of his performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (spanish.xinhuanet.com, 23 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 17 Feb 2021)
Impairment
His right leg is nine centimetres shorter than his left leg. (eluniversal.com, 27 May 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's High Jump T44 Final Round 2016-09-12 3