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Antonella Ruiz Diaz

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
F41

Further personal information

Family
Partner Francisco Molina
Residence
Buenos Aires, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Fitness Instructor
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2017.
Why this sport?
Sports teacher Gustavo Briosso encouraged her to try Para athletics.
Club / Team
Asociacion ParaAtletika: Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Javier Alvarez [national]; Maria Marta Giacopuzzi [personal]
Training Regime
She trains at the National High Performance Centre [CENARD] in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Argentina
Location
Brazil

General interest

Hobbies
Practising sports. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in F41 discus throw and F40/F41 shot put at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019; lima2019.pe, 01 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Sports teacher Gustavo Briosso. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 09 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2019 she was named Para Athlete of the Year in Gualeguaychu, Argentina. (viapais.com.ar, 05 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (miradorprovincial.com, 29 Sep 2019)