Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
S12, SB12, SM12
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2012 in General Pico, Argentina.
Why this sport?
There was a swimming pool at her house, and her family all liked swimming. She took up the sport as a hobby.
Club / Team
Club Atletico Independiente: Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Edith Arraspide [club]; Juan Manuel Zucconi [national]
She does double sessions six days a week, Monday to Saturday, from 07:30 to 10:00 and 15:30 to 17:30.
Anita (Facebook profile, 22 Apr 2021)
Listening to music, watching television, socialising with friends. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing sixth in the S12 100m backstroke at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jun 2021; Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jose Luis Weigandt. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; cincoanillos.com.ar, 09 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Everything is possible. There are no barriers." (infopico.com, 12 Mar 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she received a plaque and was designated an Outstanding Citizen of General Pico in Argentina. (viapais.com.ar, 25 Sep 2019)
|Women's 100 m Backstroke S12||Heat 1||2015-07-15||7|
|Women's 100 m Backstroke S12||Final 1||2015-07-15||6|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S12||Final 1||2015-07-18||8|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S12||Heat 2||2015-07-18||8|
|Women's 100 m Freestyle S13||Heat 2||2015-07-18||15|
|Women's 100 m Backstroke S12||Final Round||2016-09-14||6|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S12||Heat 1||2016-09-17||5|
|Women's 100 m Backstroke S12||Final 1||2017-12-02||5|
|Women's 100 m Freestyle S12||Final 1||2017-12-03||5|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S12||Heat 1||2017-12-05||5|
|Women's 50 m Freestyle S12||Final 1||2017-12-05||5|