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ORTEGA CAMPOS Gertrudis
Sport Para athletics
NPC Panama   
GenderMen
Age47
Place of BirthLa Chorrera, PAN
Height1.65 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
T34, F33
Further Personal Information
Family
One daughter
Residence
La Chorrera, PAN
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2015.
Why this sport?
Having previously played wheelchair basketball, he began practising Para athletics after he aggravated his impairment.
Club / Team
Asociacion Panamena de Deportes sobre Silla de Ruedas [ASPADESDER]: Panama
Name of coach
Regny Flete [national], VEN
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Panama
Location
United States
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible." (impresa.prensa.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
He received an acknowledgement from the municipality of La Chorrera, Panama, in recognition of his performance at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (minsa.gob.pa, 12 Sep 2019)

He was flag bearer for Panama at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (impresa.prensa.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (impresa.prensa.com, 29 Aug 2019)
Impairment
He has spastic triplegia as a result of a mesencephalic [middle brain] injury. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 Shot Put F32/33/34 8.03
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2019 Javelin Throw F34 17.39
9 2019 Shot Put F33 8.50