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Daniela Eugenia Velasco Maldonado

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Cesar Belman

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physics - National Autonomous University of Mexico: Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics in 2006 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She was inspired by the performance of Mexican sprinter Ana Gabriela Guevara at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. "After the race was over I turned to my mother and told her that I wanted to run like her and to compete at the Olympic Games."
Name of coach
Conrado Soto [personal]

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Guadalajara, MEX

General interest

Nicknames
Dani (soykm0, 08 Jul 2013)
Hobbies
Travel, listening to music, reading. (Facebook profile, 18 Feb 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the Paralympic Games in 2012 and 2016. (Luchadoras MX YouTube channel, 24 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (elcorreo.com, 17 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Mexican runner Ana Gabriela Guevara. (paralimpiada2011.df.gob.mx, 22 Jun 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never stop dreaming. We have no idea what we can achieve. We come to fulfil our dream." (tec.mx, 23 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she was presented with the Filiberto Navas Valdes Award, the highest medal in the State of Mexico. (elsoldetoluca.com.mx, 02 Mar 2020)

In 2012 she won the Mexico City Sport Prize. (acicasrunmex.com, Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Games. (Luchadoras MX YouTube channel, 24 Jul 2017)
Impairment
She lost her vision at age 10 as the result of retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina. (elcorreo.com, 17 Nov 2019; Imagen Television, 10 Sep 2019; MasDeportesVer, 31 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-02 2
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 2
Women's 400 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-04 3
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 1 2012-09-06 4
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T12 Semifinal 1 2013-07-20 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 2 2015-10-22 5
Women's 200 m T12 Heat 4 2015-10-24 12
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 2 2015-10-26 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T13 Heat 1 2016-09-08 2
Women's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-10 9999
Women's 400 m T12 Heat 1 2016-09-15 3