Antonella Ruiz Diaz
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Partner Francisco Molina
Buenos Aires, ARG
Athlete, Fitness Instructor
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]
She trains at the National High Performance Centre [CENARD] in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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)
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (miradorprovincial.com, 29 Sep 2019)