Jesús Antonio López Sánchez
- Further Personal Information
- Sons Jefferson Jesus and Jesuan Janiel
- Medellín, COL
- 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
- 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)
Actual news More news »
- The 2019 IWF Grand Prix closes with great success and a Junior World Record November 15, 2019
- WADA to launch its new ‘Athlete Central’ Whereabouts App in November 2019 November 12, 2019
- Weightlifting Brings Korean Youth Together again In Pyongyang November 11, 2019
- The Sports Choice Encyclopedia November 8, 2019
- IWF Grand Prix Lima kicks off November 8, 2019