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RIVAS William
Sport Para athletics
NPC El Salvador   
GenderMen
Age38
Place of BirthSan Salvador, ESA
Height1.70 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54
Further Personal Information
Family
He has one child
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Communications - UTEC: San Salvador, ESA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 1994 at a rehabilitation centre.
Club / Team
ASADESIR: San Salvador, ESA
Name of coach
Jorge Ochoa
Coach from which country?
El Salvador
Coach from what year?
2010
General Interest
Nicknames
Foca [which means 'seal'. He says he is called this because when he doesn't use his wheelchair he moves around on the ground like a seal]. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Hobbies
Reading, music. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at his first national and international tournaments. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Most influential person in career
Rafael Sibrian, an athlete from El Salvador. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Other sports
He played basketball in national tournaments in 1994 and 1995. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Ambitions
To represent his country at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)
Impairment
A car accident resulted in paraplegia. (Athlete, 02 Nov 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
29 2004 100m T54 17.22 
  2004 Marathon T54 DNS