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Alicia Ibarra Barajas

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
T54

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Languages
English, Spanish

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.
Training Regime
She trains twice a day.

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Tough times are par for the course for those who do big things." (Facebook profile, 05 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with cancer in her left leg at age two. The limb was amputated six years later. (laopinion.com, 14 Feb 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T54 Heat 2 2016-09-11 7
Women's Marathon T54 Final Round 2016-09-18 12