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Marcia Araujo

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Braga, POR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She liked the sport and felt comfortable taking part.
Why this sport?
Her coach Ana Paula Pimentel is the mother of one of her friends. Pimentel enquired whether she would be interested in trying athletics.
Club / Team
CA Bracara: Braga, POR
Name of coach
Ana Paula Pimentel, from 2012
Training Regime
She took up the sport in 2011 at school.

International debut

Year
2018
Competing for
Portugal
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her twin sister. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese Para athletes Luis Goncalves and Carina Paim. (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Those who dream, will conquer." (Athlete, 20 Aug 2018)
Famous relatives
Her twin sister Sara Araujo also competes in Para athletics in a visual impairment category. She took part in the 2017 World Championship in Nottwil, Switzerland. (comiteparalimpicoportugal.pt, 04 Aug 2017; correiodominho.pt, 24 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. (correiodominho.pt, 24 Jul 2017)