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Jeanette Aceveda

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Marikina, PHI
Occupation
Business Owner
Languages
English, Filipino
Higher education
Massage Therapy - National Rehabilitation Centre: Philippines

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para athletics at age 26 in Marikina, Philippines.
Why this sport?
She was invited to try the sport by friends.
Name of coach
Bernard Buen [national], PHI; Joel Deriada [national], PHI
Training Regime
She trains for up to 20 hours per week.

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Philippines

General interest

Hobbies
Singing, songwriting. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Earning selection for the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, and winning one silver and two bronze medals at the 2006 Far East and South Pacific [FESPIC] Games for the Disabled in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021; cnnphilippines.com, 17 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Malaysian Para athlete Hemala Devi Eni Kutty. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Injuries
In 2010 she was hit by a motorcycle and required crutches. She was told she would need to use the crutches for a year, but returned to training after one month. (cnnphilippines.com, 17 Aug 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
She says a prayer before competitions. (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you love sports, don't leave it behind because it will not leave you. Just like a plant, it takes a long time to bear fruit. But even if it slowly takes time to grow, reaping the fruits of your hard work will be sweeter. If I gave up on my 10th year as a national athlete, I would not have reached the 2020 Paralympic Games." (cnnphilippines.com, 17 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cnnphilippines.com, 17 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a visual impairment, which has developed over time. (cnnphilippines.com, 17 Aug 2021)
Other information
BUSINESSWOMAN
She owns a massage clinic in Marikina, Philippines, where all the workers have impairments, mostly visual impairments. "I want to help the visually impaired. They do not have many opportunities in my country. I know I will not change the world with that, but I want to do my share." (Athlete, 23 Aug 2021)