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PLEITEZ David Enrique
Sport Para athletics
NPC El Salvador   
Place of BirthSonsonate, ESA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Further Personal Information
Sonsonate, ESA
Athlete, Student
Higher education
Physical Education - University of El Salvador: El Salvador
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 16 in Sonsonate, El Salvador.
Why this sport?
He used to play football, and was spotted by coach Alejandro Herrera, who encouraged him to try Para athletics. "It drew my attention because it is something that I can do."
Name of coach
Alejandro Herrera [national], ESA
General Interest
Watching movies. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competing he repeats the phrase, 'Fast like an eagle and strong like a buffalo'. (, 12 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Today's effort is tomorrow's success." (Instagram profile, 18 Aug 2021)
He has cerebral palsy as a result of a lack of oxygen at birth. (, 06 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2021 100m T37 12.72
13 2021 200m T37 26.10
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 100m T37 12.66
7 2019 Long Jump T37/38 4.41
7 2019 200m T37 26.21