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Christella Garcia

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B1

Further personal information

Residence
Sacramento, CA, USA
Occupation
Massage Therapist
Languages
English
Higher education
Psychology - Chicago State University: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in judo from an early age.

General interest

Hobbies
Cooking, reading, travel, shopping, listening to music, baking, gardening. (Facebook profile, 23 Apr 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the B1 +70kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Apr 2021; paralympic.org, 12 Jun 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Turn every perceived weakness into a strength. If you want something badly enough, you find a way to make it happen." (Twitter profile, 15 Apr 2021; usaba.org, 26 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 12 Jun 2017)
Impairment
She has been blind since birth. (nfb.org, 24 May 2007)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She is a certified massage therapist and works at a massage practice in Sacramento, CA, United States of America. (Facebook profile, 15 Apr 2021)