Alicia Ibarra Barajas
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Mexico City, MEX
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics in 2004, and began wheelchair racing in 2011.
Why this sport?
She initially tried running with a prosthetic but was advised to try wheelchair racing instead because of the location of the amputation on her left leg.
She trains twice a day.
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Tough times are par for the course for those who do big things." (Facebook profile, 05 Sep 2016)
She was diagnosed with cancer in her left leg at age two. The limb was amputated six years later. (laopinion.com, 14 Feb 2016)
|Women's 400 m T54||Heat 2||2016-09-11||7|
|Women's Marathon T54||Final Round||2016-09-18||12|