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Macarena Quero

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Concepcion: Chile

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.

General interest

Nicknames
Maca (diarioconcepcion.cl, 03 Aug 2016)
Injuries
Injury meant she was unable to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (diarioconcepcion.cl, 03 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is so easy or so complicated in life. Just live." (Facebook profile, 15 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (biobiochile.cl, 16 Oct 2017)
Impairment
She has Poland syndrome, a condition that affects muscular development. She was also born without her left hand. "Apart from the hand, I have an absence of the chest muscle, dysplasia in my hip and breathing problems, which are all associated to the syndrome." (24horas.cl, 30 Jul 2015)
Other information
FROM CHILE TO BRAZIL
In 2015 she relocated from Santiago, Chile, to Sao Paulo, Brazil. "This country has treated me very well. It's a country that, in general, supports sport a lot. They have a different culture than us [Chile]." (biobiochile.cl, 16 Oct 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 2 8