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Carol Michelle Pinilla Ordonez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Bogotá, COL
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began practising the sport seriously at age nine.
Why this sport?
"In the beginning, the sport was an obligation for me and it scared me. I felt that the space was very big and the displacement on the athletics track was complicated, because I only see some rays of light when there is sun. Over time, it became my great passion."
Name of coach
Jaime Altamiranda
Training Regime
She trains at the El Salitre Sports Unit in Bogota, Colombia.

General interest

Ambitions
Outside of sport, she would like to become an education professional and study pedagogy at university. (idrd.gov.co, 06 Mar 2017)
Impairment
She was born prematurely which resulted in retinal detachments in both of her eyes. (idrd.gov.co, 06 Mar 2017)