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Ronny Mauricio Santos Iza

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Family
Son Zherian
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics in 2006, and competed in his first Para athletics competition in 2011 at the Ecuador Open.
Why this sport?
He was involved in football, boxing, and taekwondo before he was encouraged to try athletics by coach German Celso Chala.
Training Regime
He trains at the High Performance Centre in Carpuela, Ecuador.

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Ecuador

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the T20 long jump at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His mother, and his son Zherian. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; andes.info.ec, 12 Feb 2016)
Hero / Idol
US long jumper Mike Powell. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Other sports
He has represented Ecuador in football at the Special Olympics. He also practised taekwondo and boxing before taking up athletics. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 07 Sep 2016; elcomercio.com, 13 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5
Men's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-11 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2017-07-16 6
Men's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2017-07-16 9999