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Ericka Esteban

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38

Further personal information

Residence
Quetzaltenango, GUA
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 at school.
Why this sport?
She was spotted by coach Marvin Gabriel Tumax during a school sports festival.
Club / Team
Deporte Adaptado: Quetzaltenango, GUA
Name of coach
Marvin Gabriel Tumax [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2020 Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to suffer so you can reach your goals." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She and fellow Para athlete Isaac Leiva were named flag bearers for Guatemala for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (publinews.gt, 12 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with hemiplegia at birth, and also has epilepsy. (digef.edu.gt, 11 Aug 2021)