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PUGO Juan
Sport Para athletics
NPC Ecuador   
GenderMen
Age28
Place of BirthCuenca, ECU
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cuenca, ECU
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para athletics in 2015, and took it up seriously in 2018.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to start the sport by his friend Xavier Bravo, and participated in athletics as a hobby. He decided to get involved in the sport competitively after meeting coach Adrian Torres.
Name of coach
Adrian Torres [personal], from 2018
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
Ecuador
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His mother. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 19 Oct 2019; elcomercio.com, 01 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 19 Oct 2019; elcomercio.com, 01 Jul 2019)
Other information
FORMER OCCUPATION
He has worked as a welder in the manufacture of chairs and tables. In 2017 he left the job to devote himself to the sport with the help of his mother who supported his sporting career financially. (elcomercio.com, 22 Aug 2019, 01 Jul 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 1500m T20 4:10.53