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Xabier Osa Mendes

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB-UL

Further personal information

Residence
Spain
Languages
Basque, English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - Virginia International University: Fairfax, VA, USA

Sport specific information

Club / Team
Centro Nacional de Deportes de Invierno Adaptados [CDIA]: Spain
Name of coach
Albert Mallol [national]
Training Regime
He trains for up to five hours a day in the gym.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Spain
Location
Landgraaf, NED

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (claudis-fitnesswelt.de, 29 Nov 2017)
Other sports
He competed at the 2018 WheelWOD Games in Collingwood, ON, Canada. The WheelWOD Games are the world CrossFit championships for people with an impairment. (noticiasdegipuzkoa.eus, 17 Jul 2018)
Impairment
He was born without his lower left arm. (dxtadaptado.com, 09 Nov 2018)
Other information
TIME ABROAD
In 2012 he moved to Washington, DC, United States of America, to start work as a computer technician. Two years later he began studying for a degree in business administration at Virginia International University in Fairfax, which he completed in 2017. (noticiasdegipuzkoa.eus, 17 Jul 2018, 28 May 2018; LinkedIn profile, 01 May 2017)