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PALOMEQUE PALACIOS Francisco Tulio
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Colombia   
GenderMen
Age54
Place of BirthQuibdo, COL
Height1.67 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Quibdo, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2008 in Quibdo, Colombia.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged by a friend to try the sport. "I saw the chance to change my life condition and to contribute at home and to my family."
Name of coach
Henry Oviedo [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Brazil
General Interest
Nicknames
Pirri (EstrellaTVChoco YouTube channel, 17 Jul 2015)
Hobbies
Listening to music, spending time with family, sport. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 80kg category at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (cpc.org.co, 06 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
His family. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Colombian footballer Jackson Martinez. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To all people who live with an impairment, keep on going, fight for your dreams, life does not end there. Do not resign yourselves, fight to be an important person wherever you go." (cpc.org.co, 06 Oct 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was named Athlete of the Year for the Department of Choco in Colombia. (EstrellaTVChoco YouTube channel, 17 Jul 2015)
Impairment
He has limited movement in his right leg as a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness at age four. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; comiteparalimpicocolombiano.org, 11 Dec 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2021 80kg 200.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014 80kg 175.0
7 2017 88kg 193.0
4 2019 80kg 193.0
10 2021 80kg 190.0
3 2021 Team  
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 80kg 195