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RODRIGUEZ GARCIA Danilo
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Cuba   
GenderMen
Age54
Height1.45 m
Weight 62 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Environmental Engineering - University of Matanzas: Cuba
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
"I love lifting weights, setting records. Sometimes it's a way to drown my rage and allows me to utilise the strength in my arms and in my heart. It's frustrating being in a wheelchair, with time it becomes like a cage, and the only way to break free is to free your mind."
General Interest
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was named among the 10 Outstanding Paralympic Athletes in Cuba by the Cuban Sports Institute [INDER] and Cuban sports journalists. (jit.cu, 08 Dec 2015; granma.cu, 07 Dec 2015)
Impairment
His impairment is a result of the effects of polio. He contracted the illness as a child. (cruzcapote.wordpress.com, 02 Aug 2010)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2004 56kg 155.0
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2019 65kg 170