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Gabriela Viridiana Gonzalez Santa Cruz

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Sinaloa, MEX
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sinaloa Autonomous University: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics at age six.

General interest

Nicknames
Gaby (miuniversidadculiacan.com, 03 May 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The fact that I can't see is not a limitation for me. It actually pushes me to chase my dreams harder. That's why I encourage kids to jump out of their comfort zone and seek to overcome all their obstacles. I encourage them to make their dreams real." (maxima103.com, 03 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was awarded the Medal of Sporting Merit in 2014 from the Council of Culiacan. (vivavoz.com.mx, 28 Nov 2014)

Received the Sports Merit Award from the Mexican state of Sinaloa in 2008. (tomateros.com.mx, 13 Oct 2010)
Famous relatives
Her brother Miguel Angel is also visually impaired and has competed in national para-swimming events. (uas.edu.mx, 03 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T11 Heat 1 2012-09-04 4
Women's Long Jump F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-07 4