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Rodrigo Villamarin

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Mar del Plata, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He was invited to take up Para powerlifting by coach Matias Bernatene. "I used to be bored at home. I never thought I would represent my country, and after doing it for the first time I decided to keep on doing it."
Name of coach
David Coronel [national], ARG

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Mexico City, MEX

General interest

Hobbies
Taking walks. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (dxtadaptado.com, 05 Jun 2017; Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sofia Cadona. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Medal for Sports Merit as the Best U21 Para Athlete of the Year in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in both 2017 and 2018. (lacapitalmdp.com, 06 Apr 2018; mardelplata.gob.ar, 28 Mar 2019; 0223.com.ar, 26 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. (quedigital.com.ar, 03 Dec 2021)
Impairment
He was born with myelomeningocele, a form of spina bifida. His condition has required him to undergo a number of operations as he has got older. (Canal Diez Mar del Plata YouTube channel, 20 Mar 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 49.00kg Final 2017-12-04 15