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Saul Mendoza Hernandez

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
Wife Wendy Gumbert, son Paul
Residence
United States
Occupation
Public Speaker
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Industrial Design - Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana: Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 13 with Club Union Independiente.
Why this sport?
He likes the competitive aspect of the sport.

General interest

Nicknames
Bob (Athens 2004)
Hobbies
Wheelchair racing, cars, horse riding, kayaking, being with his family. (Athens, 2004)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no barriers for success." (vanguardia.com.mx, 17 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He received the National Sport Prize in 1996 and 1999. (discapacinet.gob.mx, 05 Jun 2007; diariorespuesta.com.mx, 01 Jan 2013)

In 2000 he was voted Mexico's Athlete of the Century. (nycmarathon.org, 23 Oct 2011)
Impairment
He had polio as a child. (animalpolitico.com, 09 Sep 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement shortly after the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (radioformula.com.mx, 10 Sep 2012)

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
He has been giving motivational talks to different institutions and clubs since 2006. (atletismoenmexico.com, 23 Jul 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 29
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 6
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 6
Men's 800 m T54 Final Round 7
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 1
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T54 Final Round 5
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 3 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 1
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 12
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 9999
Men's 4x400 m T54 Heat 3 9999
Men's 4x100 m T54 Heat 1 3
Men's 5000 m T54 Final Round 5
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 2 2
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 3 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 10
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 1 4
Men's 800 m T54 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 2
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 1
IPC Athletics World Championships Birmingham 1998 (Birmingham, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 10000 m T55 Final Round 2
Men's 10000 m T55 Heat 2 1
Men's 5000 m T55 Final Round 3
Men's 5000 m T55 Heat 3 2
Men's 1500 m T55 Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 1 3
Men's 1500 m T55 Heat 1 2
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 5
Men's 10000 m T54 Final Round 9999
Men's 10000 m T54 Heat 2 1
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 4 9999
Men's 1500 m T54 Final Round 2
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 3 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 3
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Heat 2 1
Men's 800 m TW4 Final Round 5
Men's 800 m TW4 Heat 1 2
Men's 1500 m TW3-4 Final Round 9999
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 3 2
Men's 5000 m TW3-4 Heat 1 7
Men's Marathon TW3-4 Final Round 5
Seoul 1988 Paralympic Games (Seoul, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m 4 Final Round 3
Men's 5000 m 4 Heat 2 1
Men's 5000 m 4 Heat 3 3
Men's 1500 m 4 Final Round 5
Men's 1500 m 4 Heat 2 3
Men's 1500 m 4 Heat 3 2
Men's 800 m 4 Final Round 3
Men's 800 m 4 Heat 1 3
Men's 800 m 4 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m 4 Final Round 2
Men's 200 m 4 Heat 2 2
Men's 200 m 4 Heat 3 1
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T52-53 Final Round 6
Men's 10000 m T52-53 Final Round 9
Men's 10000 m T52-53 Heat 3 1
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Final Round 1
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Heat 1 1
Men's 5000 m T52-53 Heat 3 1
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2
Men's 800 m T53 Heat 2 2
Men's 800 m T53 Final Round 4
Men's 1500 m T52-53 Heat 1 1
Men's 1500 m T52-53 Heat 2 9999
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T53/54 Final 2011-01-30 11
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 2012-09-09 23