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Estela Salas

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F53

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 15 in Veracruz, Mexico.
Why this sport?
A friend invited her to try the sport.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Mexico

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold and silver medals at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Her father. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Injuries
She has suffered with persistent arm injuries during her career. (MasDeportesRTVmm 17 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Where there is a will, there is a way." (RNo TeRajes' YouTube channel, 05 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
She was inducted into the Veracruz State Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. (noventaminutos.mx, 01 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (MasDeportesRTVmm 17 Oct 2018)
Impairment
She has impaired muscle power in her legs as a result of the effects of polio that she acquired when she was nine months old. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
In 2021 she ran for election for a federal deputy role in a local district in Xalapa, Mexico. (diariodexalapa.com.mx, 06 Apr 2021)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F33/34/51-53 Final Round 5
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F32-34/51-53 Final Round 13
Women's Javelin F33/34/52/53 Final Round 6
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F52/53 Final 2011-01-23 1
Women's Discus Throw F51-53 Final 2011-01-29 3
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F52/53/33/34 Final Round 2012-09-03 7
Women's Discus Throw F51-53 Final Round 2012-09-07 6
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F51-53 Final 1 2013-07-21 6
Women's Javelin F52/53 Final 1 2013-07-23 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F54 Final 1 2015-10-23 8
Women's Shot Put F53 Final 1 2015-10-27 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F53 Final Round 2016-09-12 9999
Women's Javelin F54 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F54 Final 1 2017-07-16 5
Women's Shot Put F53 Final 1 2017-07-22 8