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DIAZ VILCHIS Catalina
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age54
Place of BirthJiquipilco, MEX
Height1.41 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ciudad Nezahualcˇyotl, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 21 with the DIF Nacional club in Mexico City, Mexico.
Club / Team
DIF: Mexico
Name of coach
Jesus Garcia Garcia, MEX, from 2014
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at both the 2004 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's nothing that I can't do. Of course, it's difficult because my legs aren't okay, but I can make it. I have to be like this, because a woman without objectives isn't worth anything." (azteca21.com, 28 Feb 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (yomuevoamexico.org.mx, 2016)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2000 60kg 105.0
3 2004 67.5kg 110.0
4 2008 75kg 115.0
4 2012 82.5kg 128
3 2016 86kg 117
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 1998 60kg 90.0
3 2002 67.5kg 110.0
2 2006 75kg 115.0
  2010 82.5kg  NoM
4 2014 86kg 122.0
5 2017 86kg 117.0
European Open Championships
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 86kg 115