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Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Chile   
Place of BirthPadre Las Casas, CHI
Height1.80 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at age 13. At age 19, he took up Para powerlifting.
Why this sport?
Having competed in weightlifting before his accident, he was determined to get involved in a sport again once he had recovered. He looked into wheelchair tennis before a coach recommended he try Para powerlifting.
Name of coach
Jaen Andre Echeverria [national], CHI
Training Regime
He trains seven days a week.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Parapan American Games
Guadalajara, MEX
General Interest
Reading, watching television series, going out with friends. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
In July 2016 an injury stopped him from competing at an international tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (, 07 Jul 2016)

An injury prevented him from competing at the 2014 South American Para Games in Santiago, Chile. (, 14 Jun 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If my accident had never happened, I would have never discovered my true spirit and true determination." (, 01 Dec 2011)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2016 Para Athlete of the Year by the Circle of Sports Journalists of Chile. (, 2016)
Other sports
Before his accident he competed in weightlifting, including at the 2008 Junior World Championships in Cali, Colombia. (, 01 Dec 2011; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Aug 2021)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 20 Dec 2016)
In 2008, at age 17, he was at a weightlifting competition when a bar weighing 110 kilograms fell on his spine. He fractured two vertebrae in the incident. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; CDF YouTube channel, 23 May 2019;, 01 Dec 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2016 54kg 150
  2021 65kg  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
12 2017 59kg 170.0
  2019 59kg  NoM
7 2021 65kg 183.0
1 2021 Team 485.72
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 65kg 176 
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
5 2013 54kg 140
8 2015 59kg 155