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El Salvador’s Herbert Aceituno unable to manage clean lift at Rio Games in the men’s -72kg class

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El Salvador’s Herbert Aceituno tries for his first attempt. Image credit: Laura Hale.

Earlier today in the men’s -72kg class at the Rio Paralympics,  El Salvador’s Herbert Aceituno failed to manage a lift in his three attempts at the Rio Games.  He was one of several lifters in the ten deep class unable to manage a successful lift.


In his first attempt, Aceituno ran out of time to get his lift of 185kg up.  He also had issues with his second attempt at the same weight.  Going again for 185kg in his third attempt, Aceituno had issues and could not get a successful lift.

The computing student from San Salvador took up the sport in 2012 as a new challenge in his lift. After competing at a 2015 IPC Powerlifting World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Aceituno earned a qualifying sport for the Rio Games. In doing so, he became the first ever sportsperson from his country to compete as a result of normal qualification procedures.




Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
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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