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Steve Medina

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up shooting Para sport in 2016.
Why this sport?
He was invited to an event where he was able to try different Para sports. "One of those was shooting. I enjoyed it and representatives of the Peruvian Shooting Federation immediately invited me to take part in a competition that same day. I picked shooting because it helps me relax and feel good."
Name of coach
Rodrigo Aranguena [national]

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I am passionate about what I do and always have fun when I go to practice or competitions. When you like something, you need to try and live it as much as you can." (paralympic.org, 21 Sep 2018)
Milestones
He was one of the first three Para shooters to represent Peru at an international competition. Along with Jesus Rios and Jorge Arcela, he competed at the 2018 World Cup event in Chateauroux, France. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Dec 2019; paralympic.org, 21 Sep 2018)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident that resulted in a fractured spine, as well as a number of other injuries. (paralympic.org, 21 Sep 2018)