Ronny Mauricio Santos Iza
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
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.
He trains at the High Performance Centre in Carpuela, Ecuador.
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)
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)
|Men's 400 m T20||Heat 2||2016-09-08||5|
|Men's Long Jump T20||Final Round||2016-09-11||7|
|Men's Long Jump T20||Final 1||2017-07-16||6|
|Men's 400 m T20||Heat 1||2017-07-16||9999|