Brenda Osnaya Alvarez
Athletics | Powerlifting | Swimming
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Communications - Nuevo Leon State Autonomous University [UANL]: San Nicolas de los Garza, MEX
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para swimming in 2010 and Para triathlon in 2014.
Why this sport?
She was advised to practise swimming as part of her rehabilitation after her accident.
Name of coach
Juan Rios [personal]
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Carla Garfias' YouTube channel, 21 Sep 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible" (Facebook page, 26 Jul 2017)
She competed in roller skating at national level before her accident. She later took up Para swimming and Para powerlifting, where she is a two-time national champion. Since 2015 she has competed internationally in Para triathlon. (regiodeporte.com, 27 Jul 2017; triathlon.org, 21 Nov 2017)
To compete in Para triathlon at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo . (Carla Garfias' YouTube channel, 21 Sep 2016)
In September 2010 she was involved in a car accident while on her way to a national roller skating competition.She sustained a broken spine, resulting in the loss of mobility in her lower limbs. (zonacentronoticias' YouTube channel, 05 Jul 2011; Carla Garfias' YouTube channel, 21 Sep 2016)