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SEDANO GARCIA Rafael De Jesus
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Age32
Place of BirthVeracruz, MEX
Height1.50 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Veracruz, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up powerlifting in 2010 in Veracruz, Mexico.
Why this sport?
His mother insisted that he try sports as part of his rehabilitation therapy. His athletics coach introduced him to powerlifting.
Training Regime
He trains at the Mexican Paralympic Centre [CEPAMEX].
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
General Interest
Nicknames
Rafa, Pandita (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014; Facebook profile, 25 Oct 2015)
Injuries
In 2013 he suffered from tendonitis in his left shoulder and was unable to compete for over a year. He returned in April 2015 at the Parapan American Open in Mexico. (notiver.com.mx, 18 Aug 2015)
Other sports
He won a number of medals in athletics [shot put, discus, javelin] and competed in wheelchair basketball at the National Olympiad in Mexico. (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (paracomentarse.mx, 23 Mar 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
There are no major results available for this athlete.