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Catalina Diaz Vilchis

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 21 with the DIF Nacional club in Mexico City, Mexico.
Club / Team
DIF: Mexico
Name of coach
Jesus Garcia Garcia, MEX, from 2014

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at both the 2004 and 2016 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US basketball player Michael Jordan, US boxer Muhammad Ali. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's nothing that I can't do. Of course, it's difficult because my legs aren't okay, but I can make it. I have to be like this, because a woman without objectives isn't worth anything." (azteca21.com, 28 Feb 2011)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (yomuevoamexico.org.mx, 2016)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -60 kg Final Round 4
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -67.5 kg Final Round 3
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 2
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-04 4
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -86 kg Final Round 2016-09-13 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00kg Final 2017-12-02 5