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Darlenys de La Cruz Severino

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T12, F12
Guide
Erick Garcia

Further personal information

Residence
Santo Domingo, DOM
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2016 at the Felix Sanchez Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Why this sport?
She was invited to compete by the Olga Estrella National Educational Resource Centre for the Visually Impaired in the Dominican Republic and enjoyed the experience.
Name of coach
Freddy Montero [national], DOM

General interest

Nicknames
Nys (Facebook profile, 18 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Reading, travelling, learning languages, swimming, playing the piano, listening to music, art. (Facebook profile, 18 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the T12 100m and 200m at the 2021 Grand Prix event in Nottwil, Switzerland. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Dominican athlete Felix Sanchez. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Richard Bazil YouTube channel, 11 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born with two tumours behind her eyes. Though the tumours disappeared, they resulted in a visual impairment. (Richard Bazil YouTube channel, 12 Jul 2021)