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Randall Alejandro Munguia Granados

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Partner Carol, three daughters
Residence
San José, CRC
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to try the sport by Costa Rican Para athlete Laurens Molina.
Training Regime
He trains for two hours a day, six days a week.

General interest

Nicknames
Randy (lizethcastro.tv, 01 Jun 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The disability of human beings is in the mind not in the body." (Instagram profile, 10 Sep 2017)
Other sports
Before his accident he was involved in athletics at national level. (lizethcastro.tv, 01 Jun 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (larepublica.net, 05 Sep 2017)
Impairment
He was hit by a truck while riding his motorcycle in 2014. He lost his left leg at the scene of the accident and was in a coma for 15 days. He spent the next seven months in hospital, with doctors trying to save his right leg, before the decision was finally made to amputate the limb. "When my leg was amputated there was a huge joy inside me because I knew that I could go forward from that moment on. I left hospital as a brand new person, ready to give a message of hope to whoever might need it." (lizethcastro.tv, 01 Jun 2017; diarioextra.com, 05 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 72.00kg Final 2017-12-04 23