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VILLAMARIN Rodrigo
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age24
Place of BirthMar del Plata, ARG
Weight 46 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mar del Plata, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2013 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Why this sport?
He was invited to take up the sport by coach Matias Bernatene. "I used to be bored at home. I never thought I would represent my country, and after doing it for the first time I decided to keep on doing it."
Club / Team
Punto Crossfit: Mar del Plata, ARG
Name of coach
Adrian Zanola [national]; Fernando Dalpra [personal], ARG, from 2018
Senior International Debut
Year
2017
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Mexico City, MEX
General Interest
Hobbies
Taking a walk. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (dxtadaptado.com, 05 Jun 2017; Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Sofia Cadona. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He received the Medal for Sports Merit as the Best U21 Para Athlete of the Year in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in both 2017 and 2018. (lacapitalmdp.com, 06 Apr 2018; mardelplata.gob.ar, 28 Mar 2019; 0223.com.ar, 26 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Canal Diez Mar del Plata YouTube channel, 20 Mar 2017)
Impairment
He was born with myelomeningocele, a form of spina bifida. His condition has required him to undergo a number of operations as he has got older. (Canal Diez Mar del Plata YouTube channel, 20 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2017 49kg 95.0
21 2019 49kg 101.0
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 49kg 106