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Aunolia Gabriela Valadez Rangel

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014.
Why this sport?
She initially got involved in Para athletics, competing in throwing events, but she opted to switch to Para powerlifting after she did not achieve the results she had hoped for. "I saw a [powerlifting] competition and I liked it. I searched the phone number of the coach of Jalisco [state in Mexico] and asked her if I could join the team."
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Mexico City, MEX

General interest

Hobbies
Drawing, travel, studying, listening to music. (am.com.mx, 26 Oct 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 and 2018 she received the Sports Merit Medal in Guadalajara, Mexico. (respuestadeportiva.com, 20 Dec 2018; notisistema.com, 15 Dec 2017)

In 2015 she was named Para Athlete of the Year in Lagos de Moreno, Mexico. (am.com.mx, 13 Nov 2015)
Impairment
She lost her left leg after she was hit by a motorcycle at age 15. (am.com.mx, 26 Oct 2016; vavel.com, 17 Jun 2015)