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William Sosa

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Cesar Chavarro

Further personal information

Residence
Tunja, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up athletics at age 23.
Why this sport?
He had been cycling and playing indoor football after losing his sight, but began running after his talent was spotted by a man named Jose Bautista. They trained together and Bautista encouraged him to make the most of his ability.
Club / Team
Club Buhos: Tunja, COL

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Mar del Plata

General interest

Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2010)
Hero / Idol
Kenyan middle distance runner David Rudisha. (Athlete, 25 Nov 2010)
Impairment
He began to lose his vision at age 11 and was completely blind three years later. (hsbnoticias.com, 06 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 400 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-26 3
Men's 800 m T11 Heat 2 2011-01-28 1
Men's 800 m T11 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2012-08-31 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T11 Semifinal 2 2013-07-22 2
Men's 800 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-23 2
Men's 1500 m T11 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 3
Men's 1500 m T11 Final 1 2013-07-25 3