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CORONEL Josť
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Argentina   
GenderMen
Age34
Place of BirthMar del Plata, ARG
Height1.55 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mar del Plata, ARG
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting at age 22.
Why this sport?
He was supposed to attend a concert of an Argentinian band but he went to the wrong venue. There was a powerlifting training session taking place with the national team coaches and one of them asked if he wanted to start training.
Club / Team
Quilmes: Argentina
Name of coach
Adrian Zanola [national], ARG
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Porto Alegre, BRA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Matias Bernatene. (Athlete, 22 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 22 May 2019)
Injuries
He sustained an injury to his right shoulder at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. The problem meant he missed the rest of the season. (infoenard.org.ar, 23 Jan 2016; paradeportes.com, 22 Jan 2016)

He has had tendinitis in his right shoulder since competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (paralympic.org, 08 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train so hard that your idols became your rivals." (quedigital.com.ar, 26 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Argentina at the opening ceremony of the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (Twitter profile, 03 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (quedigital.com.ar, 26 Aug 2017)
Impairment
He has hip dysplasia. (youknowtusabes.blogspot.com, 05 Jul 2012)
Other information
ROLE MODEL
He believes becoming an elite powerlifter has changed him in a positive way, and he hopes that his story can inspire others. "My life was a disaster. I had problems with alcohol and addictions. My objective is to share what I gone through to help others who have an impairment, are living on the on the street or taking drugs. I want to show them there is another world, another choice. We go on the streets, inviting young people to join us. If they are not interested in powerlifting, we encourage them to try athletics, swimming or whatever. When you change one young person's life, you might have changed the world and that is priceless." (quedigital.com.ar, 26 Aug 2017)

LEADER
He has captained the Argentinian Para powerlifting national team. (marcadeportiva.com, 09 Apr 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2012 75kg 150
9 2016 65kg 130
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
11 2014 65kg 137.0
  2017 72kg  NoM
19 2019 72kg 125.0
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 72kg 133