Marco De La Rosa

Para Pistol

Date of birth:



Chicago, Illinois

Olympic Experience:

  • 2024 Paris Paralympic Games: Qualified in P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1
  • 2016 Rio Paralympic Games


Marco De La Rosa, a Marine Corp veteran, was injured when he was attempting to stop a robbery outside of the base he was stationed at and was shot in the back. He medically retired from the corps and later became involved in Paralyzed Veterans of America chapters. About eight years ago the chapter in San Antonio had a shooting program he was interested in. De La Rosa started shooting and received mentorship from coaches across the country furthering his career. He made his Paralympic debut in Rio 2016.

Competition Highlights:

  • 2023 Parapan American Games: Gold, P1 Men’s Air Pistol SH1 & a U.S. Paralympic quota; Silver, Mixed P3 25m Sport Pistol SH1
  • 2022 Peru Grand Prix: Gold, Men’s 10m Air Pistol P1; Bronze, Sport Pistol Mixed P3