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Mariana D'Andrea

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 in Itu, Brazil.
Why this sport?
She was noticed by coach Valdecir Lopes while she was at the gym and was also encouraged by her parents. "I fell in love with the sport."
Club / Team
Associacao Esportiva de Apoio ao Atletas [AESA]: Itu, BRA
Name of coach
Valdecir Lopes [club, national], BRA

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Brazil
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Malaysia

General interest

Nicknames
Mari (Athlete, 29 May 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 67kg category at the 2019 World Cup event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Athlete, 29 May 2019; paralympic.org, 12 Feb 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Valdecir Lopes. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Brazilian Para powerlifter Marcia Cristina Menezes. (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Strength and faith. No pain, no gain." (Athlete, 06 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was named the Para Powerlifter of the Year by the Brazilian Paralympic Committee in 2019 and 2018. (cpb.org.br, 16 Dec 2019)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (cpb.org.br, 02 Jul 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -61 kg Final Round 2016-09-11 9999
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 61.00kg Final 2017-12-05 9999