Brenda Osnaya Alvarez

Athletics | Powerlifting | Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Monterrey, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
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]

General interest

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)
Other sports
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)
Ambitions
To compete in Para triathlon at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo . (Carla Garfias' YouTube channel, 21 Sep 2016)
Impairment
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)