Makarena Arriagada Torres
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Viña del Mar, CHI
Athlete, Occupational Therapist
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
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)