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Freddie De Los Santos

Paralympian 2016, 2020

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    Freddie DeLosSantos races down the street
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    Oct 17, 1969


    Hopewell Junction, NY


    City College of New York

    classification: MH5

    • Is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    • Arrived to the United States in 1986 and worked at NYU as a graphic designer

    • After the 9/11 attack, he joined the Army

    • On Oct. 20, 2009 while serving in Helmand Providence in Afghanistan, he was wounded in action when the vehicle in which he was riding in was hit by rocket fire. As a consequence of the injury, he lost his right leg above the knee

    • Took up handcycling as part of his rehabilitation

    • Has a true passion for art, whether the medium is graphic design or abstract painting

    • Paints abstract art to illustrate the psychological experiences he faced in combat

    • Married to Jeanette De Los Santos.

    • Most recent: 2023 4th (road race), 7th (time trial)
    • Years of Participation: Road – 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2023

    • Medals: 1 (1 silver)

      • 2017 – silver (Mixed team relay H1-H5)
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