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Alba Garcia Falagan

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Jonathan Orozco

Further personal information

Residence
Alcalá de Henares, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - University of Alcala: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
Why this sport?
A coach at the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind [ONCE] encouraged her to try Para athletics. She combined the sport with goalball until 2017 when she decided to focus on athletics.
Club / Team
GO fit Athletics: Spain
Training Regime
She trains for around two-and-a-half hours on at least four days each week.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Listening to music, reading, spending time with friends. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the F11-F13 long jump at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish high jumper Ruth Beitia, Spanish sprinter Bruno Hortelano. (vidasinsuperables.com, 09 Oct 2018; Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It is only impossible if you believe it so." (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Award for Personal Growth from Gym Factory Magazine. (Gym Factory TV YouTube channel, 24 Feb 2018; gymfactory.net, 11 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. She also aspires to become a physiotherapist. (abc.es, 22 Jan 2018)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with Leber congenital amaurosis at four months old. (abc.es, 22 Jan 2018)
Other information
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
She has been part of the Liberty Seguros Paralympic Athletic Promises Team, an initiative set up by the Spanish Paralympic Committee [CPE] to provide financial support to young Spanish Para athletes yet to be integrated into their Paralympic Sports Support Plan [ADOP]. (libertyseguros.es, 27 Mar 2018)