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Aldana Devora Yamile Molina

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Córdoba, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Businessperson

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics in Rio Tercero, Argentina.
Why this sport?
Coach Guillermo Mores convinced her to try athletics.
Club / Team
Escuela Municipal de Atletismo Rio Tercero: Córdoba, ARG
Name of coach
Guillermo Mores
Training Regime
She travels every day from Embalse to Rio Tercero in Argentina to train.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Brazil

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible, there are few things you can not do. I think I was blind for 24 years and just started to wake up when I lost my vision." (lavoz.com.ar, 07 Sep 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she won the Cordoba Cuna de Campeones award as the best para-athlete in Cordoba, Argentina. (cadena3.com, 22 Dec 2014)

She was named the 2014 Athlete of the Year in Embalse, Argentina. (mundodeportesemb.blogspot.com.es, 21 Dec 2014)

In 2014 she was named an Ambassador of Sport in Embalse. (mundodeportesemb.blogspot.com.es, 02 Apr 2014)
Impairment
She lost her vision in both eyes in 2004 at age 24 due to a diabetic retinopathy. The condition occurs when the retina becomes damaged as a result of the effects of diabetes. (lavoz.com.ar, 07 Sep 2014)
Other information
CITY FIRST
She became the first person from Embalse, Argentina to ever win a gold medal in a sports competition after winning the F11/12 discus event at the 2014 Para South American Games in Santiago de Chile, Chile. (mundodeportesemb.blogspot.com.es, 27 Mar 2014)

COSTUMES
She used to work in a family business making costumes. After losing her vision, her sister encouraged her to continue doing it. (lavoz.com.ar, 07 Sep 2014; hcdn.gov.ar, 29 Oct 2014)