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CASTANEDA Jhon
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Colombia   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthManizales, COL
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Manizales, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Computing - Manizales University: Colombia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began bodybuilding at age 18. Following his accident, he started powerlifting in 2014 in Manizales, Colombia.
Why this sport?
"In sport I found a way out of depression. I like everything related to strength."
Club / Team
Caldas Department: Colombia
Name of coach
Henry Oviedo [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Colombia
Location
Mexico
General Interest
Hobbies
Travel. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
His children. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Americas Powerlifter after claiming gold at the 2018 Americas Open Championships in Bogota, Colombia. (paralympic.org, 19 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (lapatria.com, 07 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He lost his left leg in 2013 after he was run over by a truck. (Athlete, 13 Jul 2019; lapatria.com, 15 Jan 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2021 +107kg 218.0
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2017 +107kg 203.0
6 2019 +107kg 216.0
9 2021 +107kg 215.0
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 +107kg 220