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Makarena Arriagada Torres

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47

Further personal information

Residence
Viña del Mar, CHI
Occupation
Athlete, Occupational Therapist
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Playa Ancha University [UPLA]: Valparaíso, CHI

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She tried surfing, snowboarding and football, but coach Sergio Galdames saw her potential in athletics and convinced her to change.
Club / Team
Atletico O'Higgins: Valparaíso, CHI
Name of coach
Sergio Galdames [personal]; Andres Vergara Kukolj [physical], CHI

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
“Running is my therapy, the only thing that made me forget about my impairment and realise that I am equal to the rest or I can even do more things than the rest if I try. I don't change it for anything, it has a lot of value for me, because it manages to disconnect me from everything. As if I reset and come back with more energy.” (upla.cl, 22 May 2019)