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Argentinian cyclist Rodrigo López recovering following surgery

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Comité Paralímpico Argentino  is reporting that cyclist Rodrigo Fernando López is recovering at home following an operation and plans to be back on the track in short time.



Thirty-five-year-old C1 cyclist López is currently ranked number one in the world on the track, and fifteenth on the road.  He has not participated in any major road races since August, when he finished eighth  in the C1 time trial at the IPC Road World Championships. His only other major road event last year was the UCI World Cup in Cantimpalos where he finished sixth in the time trial, and ninth in the road race.  His track competition for major events was limited to the Track World Championships, where he finished first in the C1 1,000 meter time trial and first in the C1 3 kilometer pursuit.


López  competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics and earned Argentina’s first diploma of the Games. On the track, he finished seventh in the C1-3 men’s 1 kilometer time trial, and won a bronze in the C1 men’s individual pursuit. He also competed at the 2004 and 2008 Summer Paralympics, while winning a bronze medal in Athens.
López  has cerebral palsy.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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