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Mary Luz Garcia Jimenez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB6, SM8

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Accounting - Cooperative University of Colombia: Medellín, COL

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began Para swimming in 2009 while she was at university.
Why this sport?
She discovered a freedom of movement in the pool that she did not have out of the water.

General interest

Hero / Idol
Colombian Para swimmer Moises Fuentes, Colombian triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen. (elcolombiano.com, 31 Jul 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you have a goal, find a way to reach it. It can be difficult or easy, but it is entirely up to your mentality." (ColombiasinBarreras YouTube channel, 04 Apr 2013)
Impairment
She was born with a malformation to her legs. Both limbs were amputated above the knee at age three. (elcolombiano.com, 31 Jul 2016)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has completed a postgraduate course in tax management. (elcolombiano.com, 31 Jul 2016)