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Marcelline Moli

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F46, T46

Further personal information

Residence
Luganville, VAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
French

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She got involved in sport during her recovery after hearing on the radio that the Vanuatu Paralympic Committee was hosting a try-out day for prospective Para athletes. "I really missed school, learning, and my friends, but I didn't give up. I became involved with sports. When I joined the Vanuatu Paralympic Committee, they didn't know which sport was the best for me. They started training me in javelin and shot put. Then when we got back from the 2018 Commonwealth Games, they realised that I wasn't made for these sports. They found out that I should train in running. Sports really helped me with my self-confidence and fitness."
Name of coach
Mary Mahuk [national]; Stanley Toa [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Celline (gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Hobbies
Reading. (gc2018.com, 01 Jan 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. "When the Vanuatu flag went up on the flagpole, I was just so proud." (dailypost.vu, 20 Aug 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dare to dream." (dailypost.vu, 24 Jul 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. Outside of sport, she hopes to become a human rights lawyer. (gofundme.com, 21 Feb 2021)
Impairment
She fell from a mango tree at age 10 and broke her right arm. Her right arm was amputated as a result of complications with the injury, and she required more operations on the arm due to further complications. (Paralympic Games YouTube channel, 03 Jun 2021; gofundme.com, 21 Feb 2021; dailypost.vu, 20 Aug 2020)
Other information
EDUCATION
She missed several years of school after her right arm was amputated, and when she returned to school she was five years older than her classmates. She aspires to study at university and then work as a human rights lawyer. "I went back to school, even though I was much older than all of my classmates - but I did not let that deter me. I want to be a lawyer when I'm older so I need to study very hard to get good results and a scholarship. I want to fight for disabled people's rights to live good lives. I would love to work in [the] humanitarian rights sector. I know from my own life just how hard this can be, especially in a lesser-developed country." (gofundme.com, 21 Feb 2021; dailypost.vu, 20 Aug 2020)