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Angela Victoria Urhan Giraldo

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3

Further personal information

Occupation
Doctor
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Medicine - CES University: Medellín, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six, and took up competitive Para swimming in about 2010.
Why this sport?
Her friend, and Para athlete, Luis Fernando Rojas encouraged her to begin competing in Para swimming.
Name of coach
William Jimenez [national]; Luis Carlos Calderon [national], COL

General interest

Impairment
In August 1997 she was involved in a car accident in Las Palmas, Colombia. She injured her C6 and C7 vertebrae, resulting in paralysis from the neck down. She later began to gradually regain mobility in her arms. (vivirenelpoblado.com, 22 Apr 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a radiologist at CES Clinic in Medellin, Colombia. (sitios.ces.edu.co, 18 Oct 2017; vivirenelpoblado.com, 22 Apr 2016)