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Mariela Almada

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Buenos Aires, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1987 at school. She began training seriously at age 18 in San Justo, Argentina.
Why this sport?
She was passionate about the sport.
Club / Team
River Plate: Buenos Aires, ARG
Name of coach
Javier Alvarez

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
IBSA World Championships
Location
Madrid, ESP

General interest

Nicknames
Maru (SAAP Facebook page, 13 Aug 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the F12-13 discus throw at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Javier Alvarez. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Uruguayan footballer Enzo Francescoli. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Persevere and you will succeed." (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (cariverplate.com.ar, 14 Jun 2017)
Impairment
She has glaucoma and a congenital cataract. (Athlete, 16 Jul 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 9
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final Round 11
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12/13 Final Round 3
Women's Shot Put F12/13 Final Round 6
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final Round 4
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F13 Final Round 6
Women's Shot Put F12 Final Round 8
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 2011-01-22 7
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 2011-01-26 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-01 6
Women's Shot Put F11/12 Final Round 2012-09-05 17
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F11/12 Final 1 2013-07-20 5
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2013-07-27 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2015-10-29 5
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2015-10-31 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F12 Final 1 2017-07-21 5
Women's Shot Put F12 Final 1 2017-07-23 10