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1942-Samuel Colmenares photo

Samuel Colmenares

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Residence
Manizales, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
He did boxing and athletics before his car accident, and he decided to focus on para-athletics after the accident.

General interest

Injuries
He suffered a knee ligament injury that affected his performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (mindeporte.gob.ve, 06 Sep 2012; liderendeportes.com, 05 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Discipline and love for this sport is the key to success." (elsiglo.com.ve, 28 Aug 2012)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (correodelorinoco.gob.ve, 31 Aug 2016)
Impairment
He had his right arm amputated below the elbow following a car accident in his teens. (noticias24.com, 11 May 2012; tves.gob.ve, 29 Aug 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 2 4
Men's 200 m T46 Heat 2 7
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 2 3
Men's 400 m T46 Final Round 3
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 2 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T46 Final 2011-01-28 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T46 Heat 1 2012-09-04 5
Men's 800 m T46 Heat 2 2012-09-06 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T47 Heat 2 2016-09-16 3
Men's 400 m T47 Final Round 2016-09-17 5