Gabriela Parreira Garcia
Type of Impairment
Further personal information
Literature - Federal University of Uberlandia: Brazil
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in Para athletics in 2016.
Why this sport?
"I learned that I could practise sports from [friends on] WhatsApp groups and when I started I only imagined it could improve my life quality, but I did not imagine that I could be an athlete."
Club / Team
Para Atletismo Paralimpico Uberlandia: Brazil
Name of coach
Leandro Garcia [club]
She was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at age 10. "I started to have difficulty at age seven. One day I couldn't see what was written on the board. It was hard, I didn't understand what was going on. My parents took me to the doctor and at age 10 we found out the diagnosis." (timedecampeoes.com.br, 01 Dec 2018)