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Ricardo de Pedraza Losa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Brendan Medeiros, USA

Further personal information

Residence
Talavera de la Reina, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Psychology - National University of Distance Education [UNED]: Talavera de la Reina, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up para-athletics in 2008 at age 37.
Club / Team
Club Atletismo Toledo: Spain
Name of coach
David Rodriguez Garcia [personal], ESP, from 2008
Training Regime
He trains at the high performance centre in Madrid, Spain.

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Spain
Location
Rhodes

General interest

Nicknames
Superbolos ["Because the inhabitants of Toledo are called 'Bolos' and my teammates say I am super"]. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2010)
Hobbies
Travelling, reading, gastronomy, spending time with family and friends. (Twitter profile, 02 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Spanish long distance runner Julio Rey. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2010)
Injuries
He underwent surgery on a hernia in his groin in 2015. He also suffered from a hernia in 2010. (ricardodepedraza.blogspot.com.es, 13 Nov 2015; Athlete, 02 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The reward is in the fight, not in the win." (Athlete, 02 Aug 2010)
Impairment
At age 36 he was involved in a car accident which resulted in him losing his vision. (Athlete, 02 Aug 2010; abc.es, 06 Sep 2012)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
He has studied physiotherapy at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain. (ricardodepedraza.blogspot.com.es, 13 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T11 Final 2011-01-23 5
Men's 5000 m T11 Heat 1 2011-01-26 3
Men's 5000 m T11 Final 2011-01-27 7
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-07 11