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AVELLANA Andy
Sport Para athletics, Para Triathlon
NPC Philippines   
GenderMen
Age44
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F42
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Filipino
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2006.
Why this sport?
Before his injury he aspired to be a boxer, and was already involved in athletics as part of his training. He wanted to continue sports after losing his leg, so he got involved in high jump.
General Interest
Other sports
He has also represented the Philippines in Para triathlon. (sports.inquirer.net, 24 May 2015)
Impairment
He was involved in a car accident at age 14, which resulted in him having his left leg amputated above the knee. (verafiles.org, 01 Sep 2012; demotix.com, 03 Aug 2012; )
Other information
TORCH BEARER
He was part of the torch relay of the 2019 Olympic Day in the Philippines held by the Philippine Olympic Committee [POC] and the Philippine Paralympic Committee [PPC] as a lead-up to the 2019 South East Asian Games and the 2020 ASEAN Para Games. (rappler.com, 26 Jun 2019; ikot.ph, 25 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 High Jump F42 1.55
Asian Para Games - Para athletics
Rank Year Event Result
  2014 High Jump T42/44/47  NoM
8 2018 Long Jump T42/61/63 3.19
6 2018 High Jump T42/63 1.50