CATALA LAPARRA Hector

17 Jun 1988
33
Male
PTVI2
VALENCIA
 
Spain
VALENCIA
 
Spain

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
TRI Triathlon Men's PTVI 2 Silver Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Odaiba Marine Park
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
1PTVI2019Lausanne, SUI1:05:03
3PTVI2018Gold Coast, QLD, AUS1:00:30
3PT52016Rotterdam, NED1:08:02
4PTVI2017Rotterdam, NED1:07:33
7PT52015Chicago, IL, USA1:10:02
European Championships
2PTVI2019Valencia, ESP1:03:11
2PTVI2017Kitzbuhel, AUT1:06:35
8PTVI2018Tartu, EST1:08:37
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Athlete
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Industrial Engineering - Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
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Spanish
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He did his first triathlon in 2010 when he was a student at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He started competing in Para triathlon in 2014. (heraldo.es, 17 Aug 2021; hectorcatala.es, 23 Apr 2020)
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He had swam when he was a child and also started running at university, where his swimming coach suggested he tried triathlon. His vision continued to deteriorate and, in 2013, he had an accident on a bicycle when he did not see a concrete block and crashed into it. He then decided to join the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind [ONCE], where he was persuaded to try Para triathlon. (heraldo.es, 17 Aug 2021; lasprovincias.es, 17 May 2021; paralympic.org, 21 Sep 2020; hectorcatala.es, 23 Apr 2020)
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To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (proyectofer.es, 15 Jun 2021)
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Winning gold in the PTVI category at the 2019 World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland. (SportsDeskOnline, 18 Aug 2021; dxtadaptado.com, 25 Jul 2021)
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US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Instagram profile, 23 Jul 2021)
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Coach Jordi Jorda. (lasprovincias.es, 17 May 2021)
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"Life will put obstacles in your way, but the limits are set by yourself." (dxtadaptado.com, 25 Jul 2021)
Legend
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Silver Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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