Imagen
19982-Martina Barbierato photo

Martina Barbierato

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Rivoli, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Italian
Higher education
Aerospace Engineering - Polytechnic University of Turin: Italy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting at age 15.
Why this sport?
"I had a problem with another student at school and I needed a good way to relieve stress."
Club / Team
ASD Cross Training: Turin, ITA
Name of coach
Alessandro Boraschi [national], ITA

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Italy
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Aleksin, RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Photography. (abilitychannel.tv, 08 Jan 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing seventh in the 55kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her coach. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Italian wheelchair fencer Beatrice Vio. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Injuries
In May 2017 she underwent surgery on one of her teeth. (paralympic.org, 19 May 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
"When I go to the bench, I look at the bar like I want to break it, because I can build energy and be more efficient and concentrated when I am angry. After every lift I repeat, 'The competition starts now' to myself like a mantra in order not to relax." (paralympic.org, 21 May 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be the best version of yourself, without any illegal help." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org,19 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-08 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -55 kg Final Round 2016-09-10 7
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 55.00kg Final 2017-12-03 11