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Siler Gonzalez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F57

Further personal information

Family
Wife Lucrecia and one daughter
Residence
San Joaquín, CRC
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2011.
Why this sport?
He wanted to practise an individual sport after previously playing sitting volleyball.
Name of coach
Carmen Cuque

General interest

Injuries
In 2007 he damaged the meniscus and the ligaments in his left leg, which resulted in him having to quit playing football. (elemento5.com, 26 Mar 2017)
Other sports
He played sitting volleyball at the Parapan American Games in 2007 and 2011. After his amputation he played indoor and outdoor football as a goalkeeper at local level in Costa Rica. (elemento5.com, 26 Mar 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Facebook page, 29 Oct 2017)
Impairment
He was born without a femur [thigh bone] in his right leg, which resulted in him having the limb amputated above the knee at age 11. (elemento5.com, 26 Mar 2017)