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Dulce Gabriela Licona Bautista

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Family
One daughter
Languages
Spanish, English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She wrestled while she was at university, and initially took up wheelchair basketball after sustaining her impairment. "It is the sport that almost all of us started with. Then I practised different disciplines until I fell in love with sport shooting."
Club / Team
UNAM: Mexico City, MEX
Name of coach
Onesimo Albino [national]
Coach from which country?
Mexico

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing in fourth place in the SH1 10m air pistol at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Paralympics Instagram profile, 26 Aug 2020)
Hero / Idol
Mexican wheelchair racer Saul Mendoza. (Paralympics Instagram profile, 26 Aug 2020)
Awards and honours
She became the first shooting Para sport athlete representing Mexico to compete at the Parapan American Games when she participated in the 2019 Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Oct 2020; oaxaca.quadratin.com.mx, 18 Aug 2019)
Ambitions
To finish on the podium at the world championships and the Paralympic Games. (Paralympics Instagram profile, 26 Aug 2020)
Impairment
In 2004 she was involved in a traffic accident in Mexico City, Mexico, and her right leg had to be amputated below the knee. (oaxaca.quadratin.com.mx, 18 Aug 2019)