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Uliser Aguilera Cruz

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Banes, CUB
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2011 in Banes, Cuba.
Why this sport?
A local coach encouraged him to compete in an athletics event, where he took part in the javelin and shot put competitions.
Name of coach
Xiomara Rivero [national], CUB

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Cuba

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the F13 javelin throw at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Xiomara Rivero and his family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
German javelin thrower Thomas Rohler. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was named one of the 10 Best Para Athletes by the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation [INDER] in Cuba. (cibercuba.com, 10 Dec 2019)

In 2018 and 2019 he was named the Athlete of the Year in Banes, Cuba. (radiobanes.icrt.cu, 20 Dec 2019, 01 Dec 2018)

In 2018 he was named Para Athlete of the Year in Cuba. (ahora.cu, 04 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (juventudrebelde, 10 Sep 2019)
Impairment
His impairment is due to degenerative myopia and a basketball accident. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; juventudrebelde, 10 Sep 2019)