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Lourdes Maciel

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Quilmes, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para powerlifting in 2018.
Why this sport?
She began her sporting career in Para athletics at age 17, with a focus on long distance races. She lifted weights as part of her training until 2018 when a coach invited her to try Para powerlifting. "I used to practise Para athletics but my marks were not good enough to qualify for the Paralympic Games. So I made a decision and focused entirely on powerlifting."
Name of coach
David Coronel [national, powerlifting], ARG

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"He who quits never wins." (Instagram profile, 17 Apr 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (deportesenquilmes.com.ar, 10 Nov 2021)
Impairment
She was left unable to walk as a result of medical malpractice during cardiovascular surgery at age one. (torontonatural.com.ar, 01 Jan 2022)