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Marion Alejandra Serrano Guajardo

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Santiago, CHI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para powerlifting in 2015.
Why this sport?
She chose Para powerlifting because it is an individual sport. She first tried the sport for rehabilitation after encouragement from coaches. "I found my independence, and proved to myself that I could be an independent person and do what I want."
Name of coach
Victor Rubilar [national], CHI
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Centre in Santiago, Chile.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Chile
Tournament
World Cup
Location
Rio de Janeiro, BRA

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 79-86-+86kg category at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; Ministerio del Deporte de Chile Facebook page, 21 Sep 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Egyptian Para powerlifter Sherif Osman. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nobody is you and that is the best power you have." (Instagram profile, 19 Apr 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she was named Para Athlete of the Year by the Chilean Sports Journalists Association. (ladiscusion.cl, 19 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo and to win a medal at the 2023 Parapan American Games in Santiago, Chile. (sporthd.news, 21 Sep 2020; Ministerio del Deporte de Chile Facebook page, 21 Sep 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00kg Final 2017-12-07 4