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Lara Aparecida de Lima

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Uberlândia, BRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 11 at the Uberlandia Para Sports Club [CDDU] in Brazil.
Why this sport?
"At that time, my psychologist said that it would be good for my physical and mental health to start a sport. So I went to the CDDU, found out which sports were available, and immediately became interested in powerlifting."
Club / Team
Clube Desportivo para Deficientes de Uberlandia [CDDU]: Brazil
Name of coach
Weverton Lima dos Santos [club, national], BRA
Training Regime
She trains for up to 20 hours a week at the High Performance Municipal Centre in Uberlandia, Brazil.

International debut

Year
2017
Competing for
Brazil
Location
Brasília, BRA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Placing second in her category at the 2019 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 21 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her coach, and her mother. (Athlete, 21 May 2019)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 21 May 2019)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (diariodeuberlandia.com.br, 14 Jul 2021)
Impairment
She was born with myelomeningocele, which is a form of spina bifida, and arthrogryposis, which describes multiple joint contractures. (cpb.org.br, 01 Jun 2019; Athlete, 21 May 2019)