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Mahira Daniela Bergallo Brzezicki

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
T35, F35

Further personal information

Residence
Oberá, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics at age eight in Obera, Argentina. She took up Para athletics after she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 14.
Why this sport?
She initially became involved in sport as a way to overcome bullying at school.
Name of coach
Jorge Flores [personal], from 2014

General interest

Nicknames
Mahichu (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Hobbies
Reading books. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jorge Flores. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Injuries
She sustained a groin injury in 2020 and needed one month of recovery. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born three months prematurely and has cerebral palsy as a result of a lack of oxygen at birth. The condition was diagnosed when she was age 14. (catholicnewsagency.com, 21 Jul 2021)