Besides being an activist, he studies theatre, karate, and the flute. These are just some of the activities that Salomon Blasque practices when not training with Special Olympics Venezuela or working at the fast food chain Arturo's, where he has worked for eight years. Salomon practices speedskating and figure skating, but also dreams of participating at a World Competition in Japan as a representative of karate.
The family of this great Venezuelan skater, made a call out to other parents of children with disabilities that are not part of Special Olympics yet: "You are wasting your time and denying your children a great opportunity to develop their abilities. In Special Olympics we found the best choice for our son to acquire more skills, not only in sports, but socially. It is an organization that has demonstrated achieving their objectives, despite the circumstances." Solomon's parents feel proud, confident, and they’re happy for all that he has accomplished.
Salomon was born in Valencia, Carabobo state and he is 32 years old. He has trained speedskating and figure skating, on four wheels and ice, with Special Olympics Venezuela since 2002. Salomon has trained enthusiastically, four days a week for several months, and obtained a quota, through raffles, for Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria 2017 .
With the support of his mother, Mary Margaret, and his five siblings, he has achieved high performance in different competitions. Solomon is also a Red Cross brigade, thanks to a project implemented jointly by Special Olympics Venezuela and the Red Cross of Venezuela, with the support of the International Red Cross. Solomon has participated in national events; Special Olympics World Summer Games, Greece 2011 and in the Special Olympics World Winter Games, Idaho 2009 and South Korea 2013. "Participating in Special Olympics is a great experience," he says with satisfaction.