Jesús Antonio López Sánchez

Further Personal Information
Family
Sons Jefferson Jesus and Jesuan Janiel
Residence
Medellín, COL
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport at age 13 in Falcon, Venezuela.
Why this sport?
When he was young, he used to sell bed sheets door to door to help his family economically. While doing this he met weightlifting coach Pedro Chirinos, who became his mentor.
General Interest
Injuries
He was forced to withdraw from the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro due to a torn muscle in his right shoulder and an injury to the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. (meridiano.com.ve, 08 Aug 2016; elpitazo.com, 08 Aug 2016)

In April 2012 he suffered a shoulder injury while training in the Dominican Republic. He returned to competition in October despite not being fully fit. (nuevodia.com.ve, 07 Nov 2012)

An injury forced him to pull out of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (elpitazo.com, 08 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where there is a will, there is a way." (elperiodiquito.com, 12 Jun 2011)

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