Cristian Zurita

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 and competed in his first national-level championships at age 11.
Why this sport?
His family influenced him to take up the sport.
Name of coach
Hugo Quelal [national], ECU
General Interest
Nicknames
Oro y Grana (lared.com.ec, 29 Jun 2018; lahora.com.ec, 25 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He suffered from mild discomfort in his elbow at the 2018 Pan American Junior Championships in Manizales, Columbia. (lahora.com.ec, 19 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Best Weightlifting Athlete by the provincial government of Pichinca in Ecuador. (elcomercio.com, 22 Feb 2018)
Famous relatives
His older brothers Walter and Victor have represented Ecuador in weightlifting. His younger brothers Carlos and Benjamin have also competed in weightlifting at provincial level in Ecuador. (lahora.com.ec, 19 Sep 2018; lared.com.ec, 29 Jun 2018; alamy.com, 14 May 2018; Concentracion Deportiva de Pichincha Facebook page, 10 Feb 2017; elcomercio.com, 25 Jun 2014)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (expreso.ec, 05 May 2017)

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