Hernan Viera Espinosa

Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Maribel Cuba Salcedo, daughter Emily
Residence
Lima, PER
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - Peru Technological University [UTP]: Arequipa, PER
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting at age 14 in Piura, Peru.
Why this sport?
He was encouraged to take up the sport by a coach. "I was curious about it. When I saw the other kids lifting weights I decided I wanted to do the same."
Name of coach
Felix Machin [personal]
Training Regime
He trains at the National Sports Village in Lima, Peru.
General Interest
Nicknames
Crixus (Facebook profile, 10 Oct 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was affected by chondromalacia patellae [also known as runner's knee], where the cartilage on the undersurface of the patella deteriorates and softens. (peru21.pe, 04 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (rpp.pe, 15 Aug 2016)
Other information
TATTOO
Following his selection for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, he had a tattoo of the five Olympic rings put on his left arm. (rpp.pe, 20 Jul 2016)


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