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PACHECO Kenny
Sport Para athletics
NPC Peru   
GenderMen
Age31
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Literature - National University of San Marcos: Lima, PER
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at the National Institute of Rehabilitation in Lima, Peru.
Why this sport?
"The first sport I practised after being 'reborn' was swimming. I thought that was the sport for me, but one person observed my physique and recommended I try discus and shot put in Para athletics. Impairments become a challenge when your daily activities can no longer be developed in the same way. That is why a sporting career became an option for me, a different lifestyle."
Club / Team
Centro Para Deportivo Sin Limites: Lima, PER
Name of coach
Miguel Calmet [national], PER
Training Regime
He trains at the Chorrillos Military School in Lima, Peru.
General Interest
Impairment
In November 2015 he was shot twice in the back while defending his partner from an assault on a bus in Lima, Peru. The bullets damaged his spine and resulted in paraplegia. (anpperu.org, 30 Aug 2018; capital.pe, 22 Aug 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 Discus Throw F56 27.78
5 2019 Shot Put F55 8.05