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Maria Belen Garcia

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SB9

Further personal information

Residence
Cuenca, ECU
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Salesian Polytechnic University: Cuenca, ECU

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2013 in Cuenca, Ecuador.
Why this sport?
She got involved in powerlifting as a form of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Club Hermanos Enderica Salgado: Cuenca, ECU
Name of coach
Juan Fernando Enderica [club], ECU; Vicente Pinto [club, national], ECU

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Ecuador
Location
Brazil

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (fedeazuay.com, 22 Jun 2016)
Impairment
She was born with a congenital hip problem, and underwent 14 operations growing up. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; elmercurio.com.ec, 08 May 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final 1 2017-12-05 3