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Salvador Hernandez Mondragon

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T52

Further personal information

Family
Son Alan Salvador
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up sport at age 18 at the Centro Deportivo Morelia in Mexico.
Why this sport?
He was invited to join a sports group for people with an impairment in Morelia, Mexico. He initially tried swimming before taking up athletics. "When I got there I thought it was impossible for a person without legs to swim, but they taught me that the biggest obstacle in life is our way of thinking, not our impairment. From there I started to compete at national level and qualified for the Parapan American Games and then the Paralympic Games."
Name of coach
Joel Espinoza [national], MEX

General interest

Nicknames
Chava (1aplana.mx, 22 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals and one silver medal at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He underwent shoulder surgery in February 2019. (quadratin.com.mx, 21 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Impairment is in the mind, not in the body." (rotativodigital.com.mx, 02 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Michoacan State Sports Award in 2013, alongside footballer Maria Guadalupe Cruzaley Parra. (michoacan,gob.mx, 22 Nov 2016)

He was presented with the National Sports Award [Premio Nacional del Deporte] in 2002, the highest honour that a Mexican athlete can receive. (quadratindeportes.com.mx, 14 Nov 2012; Athlete, 17 Nov 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (sistemamichoacano.tv, 22 Jun 2017)
Impairment
His impairment is due to the effects of polio. He was diagnosed with the illness at age eight months. (razon.com.mx, 10 Sep 2016; milenio.com, 22 Jan 2016; Chic Magazine Laguna, 22 Jan 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 6
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 4
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 7
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 1 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 3
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 1 2
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 5
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 9999
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 1
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 1
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T51 Final Round 7
Men's 200 m T51 Heat 1 4
Men's 200 m T51 Final Round 5
Men's 400 m T51 Heat 1 2
Men's 400 m T51 Final Round 4
Men's 800 m T51 Heat 2 3
Men's 800 m T51 Final Round 8
Men's 1500 m T51 Final Round 7
Men's Marathon T51 Final Round 10
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 400 m T52 Final Round 1
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T52 Final 2011-01-23 2
Men's 100 m T52 Final 2011-01-24 1
Men's 400 m T52 Final 2011-01-27 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-02 2
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2012-09-03 9999
Men's 200 m T52 Final Round 2012-09-08 3
Men's 200 m T52 Heat 2 2012-09-08 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Men's 200 m T52 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 6
Men's 200 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-25 5
Men's 400 m T52 Semifinal 2 2013-07-26 5
Men's 400 m T52 Final 1 2013-07-27 4
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2015-10-27 2
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2015-10-27 5
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 2 2015-10-30 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 2 2016-09-09 2
Men's 100 m T52 Final Round 2016-09-10 3
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2016-09-12 7
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T52 Heat 1 2017-07-18 11
Men's 100 m T52 Heat 1 2017-07-22 3
Men's 100 m T52 Final 1 2017-07-22 2