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MARTINEZ Yanina Andrea
Sport Para athletics
NPC Argentina   
Place of BirthRosario, ARG
Height1.51 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
T36, F36
Further Personal Information
Rosario, ARG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2005 at school in Rosario, Argentina.
Why this sport?
She originally took part in swimming, but athletics coach Martin Arroyo invited her to try the sport.
Club / Team
Rio Negro: Rosario, ARG
Name of coach
Martin Arroyo [personal]
Training Regime
She spends time training in Rosario, Argentina, and at the National Centre of High Performance Athletics [CeNARD] in Buenos Aires.
Senior International Debut
Competing for
General Interest
Yani (Facebook profile, 18 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (, 14 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be humble and always ready to train." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she won the Silver Olimpia award as the best Para athlete of the season in Argentina. (, 20 Dec 2016)

She was Argentina's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Championships in Doha, Qatar. (, 21 Oct 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2012 200m T36  DSQ
4 2012 100m T36 15.00
1 2016 100m T36 14.46
4 2016 200m T36 31.21
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2011 200m T36 35.65
11 2011 100m T36 16.64
4 2013 200m T36 32.83
4 2013 100m T36 15.73
3 2015 200m T36 31.04
2 2015 100m T36 14.72
2 2017 200m T36 30.70
2 2017 100m T36 14.41