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LEYTON SANCHEZ Heber Israel
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Chile   
GenderMen
Age23
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Iquique, CHI
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Architecture - Arturo Prat University: Iquique, CHI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2019.
Why this sport?
He was first invited to try Para swimming before coach Elizabeth Cortes encouraged him to take up Para powerlifting. "I liked it because I considered it one of the most spectacular sports to watch."
Name of coach
Victor Rubilar [national], CHI
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Chilean Para powerlifter Juan Carlos Garrido. (Comite Paralimpico de Chile Facebook page, 25 Feb 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, especially for fearing what society might tell you." (unap.cl, 17 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. (Comite Paralimpico de Chile Facebook page, 25 Feb 2021)
Impairment
He has achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (unap.cl, 17 Dec 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
20 2021 49kg 91.0