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YERVES KU David Concepcion
Sport Para dance sport
NPC Mexico   
GenderMen
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
L&F2, SC2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Cancún, MEX
Occupation
Coach, Teacher
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
A dancing enthusiast before his stroke, he took up Para dance sport at a rehabilitation centre. “In rehabilitation one of the therapists told me there was a wheelchair dance group, and it was this way I discovered this beautiful sport of Para dance.”
Name of coach
Jazmin Hernandez [personal]
Training Regime
He trains at the Kuchil Baxal sports complex in Cancun, Mexico. His training consists of three three-hour sessions per week dancing and three more weekly sessions at the gym, of two hours each.
General Interest
Most influential person in career
His mother. (paralympic.org, 26 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
US Para dancer Riccardo Cocchi. (paralympic.org, 26 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
“I am a disciplined, dedicated and determined person.” (paralympic.org, 26 Nov 2019)
Impairment
He sustained a stroke at age 29 that resulted in paralysis of his lower limbs. (veracidadchannel.com, 03 May 2018)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He is an educational advisor for people with impairments in Cancun, Mexico. (paralympic.org, 26 Nov 2019)

OTHER ROLES
He has been a Para dance sport coach of Quintana Roo state in Mexico. (quequi.com.mx, 08 Jun 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2017 C2/5D Combi Latin  
17 2017 C2/5D Combi Standard  
13 2017 C2/5D Combi Freestyle 20.398
14 2017 C2 Single Freestyle 13.024
10 2019 C2 Single  
8 2019 C2 Single Freestyle 18.681