By Duncan Mackay

Colombia's Johnson Nino-Soto has been appointed IWAS sport science and medical officer ©IWASColombian doctor Johnson Nino-Soto has been appointed as the new sport science and medical officer of the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS), it has been announced.

He replaces Spain's Oriol Martinez, who had held the post since 1997 but stepped down in 2013.

Nino-Soto has trained in sports medicine and human performance and is an associate research of Universidad Javeriana, University of Quebec and the University of California in Los Angeles. 

He has been involved with the Paralympics since 1999 as a part of the group who made the Colombian's Veteran's Army League.

He later became the chair of the Colombian Paralympic Committee Medical Commission between 2004 and 2010.

He also joined the International Cycling Union as a classifier since 2007 and has been a member of the IWAS TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) Committee since 2008 and its chair since 2010. 

Nino-Soto will hold his new position until February 28, 2019.

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