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CEDEŅO ALMENGOR Francisco Leonardo
Sport Para athletics
NPC Panama   
Height1.96 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
T54, F55
Further Personal Information
Wife Enitza
La Chorrera, PAN
Higher education
Administration Studies, Computing - University of the Isthmus: Panama City, PAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics in 2007.
Why this sport?
He started Para athletics for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Asociacion Panamena de Deportes Sobre Silla de Ruedas [ASPADESDER]: Panama City, PAN
Name of coach
Francisco Cumbrera [personal]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the F55 shot put at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (, 30 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian wheelchair basketball player Patrick Anderson. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
He has sustained shoulder and elbow injuries during his career. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
He was presented with a Merit Award by the municipality of La Chorrera, Panama, in 2019. (, 13 Sep 2019)

He was Panama's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 06 Sep 2016)
He was involved in a car accident that resulted in paraplegia at age 24. (Athlete, 07 Sep 2016;, 02 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2016 Shot Put F55 9.16
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 Shot Put F55 9.98
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2015 Javelin Throw F55 23.09
7 2015 Shot Put F55 10.19
10 2019 Shot Put F55 9.94