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FELIPA Carlos
Sport Para athletics
NPC Peru   
GenderMen
Age41
Place of BirthLima, PER
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T42, F63
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Naty, three children
Residence
Lima, PER
Occupation
Administrator, Athlete, Fitness Instructor, Serves in the Army, Veteran
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team
Escuela Militar de Chorrillos: Peru
Name of coach
Miguel Angel Calmet Ochoa [national], PER
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 100m and 200m events at the 2015 World Military Games in Mungyeong, Republic of Korea. (elperuchito.com, 09 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Impossible does not exist." (Twitter profile, 29 Dec 2015)
Impairment
In 2010 he lost his left leg and suffered serious injuries to his right leg after stepping on a land mine while serving with the Peruvian Army. He spent nine months in hospital and had to undergo a dozen operations, nearly losing both legs. "The doctors told me to become accustomed to life in a wheelchair because I would no longer be able to walk. But I showed them otherwise." (Facebook page, 29 Aug 2016; aficionline.com, 13 Oct 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a business administrator with the Peruvian Army. He also works as a Krav Maga instructor, a martial art originally developed for the Israel Defense Forces [IDF]. (Facebook page, 29 Aug 2016; Twitter profile, 29 Dec 2015)

BIONIC LEG
Following his accident he was searching for a prosthetic leg, and came across a company in the United States of America that specialised in bionic prosthetic limbs. With the help of the Peruvian Army, his story reached the nation's president at the time, Ollanta Humala, who offered to pay for the bionic limb as well as his travel to the United States for it to be fitted, in recognition of his bravery in combat. In 2013 he became the first ever Peruvian paratrooper with a bionic leg to complete a free fall jump of more than 12,000ft. (Facebook page, 29 Aug 2016; aficionline.com, 13 Oct 2014; aficionline.com, 13 Oct 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Round 1 2016 100m T42 15.38
8 2016 Long Jump T42 4.10
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 Shot Put F63 10.71