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Norkelys Gonzales

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Residence
Cumaná, VEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2006 in Cumana, Venezuela.
Why this sport?
She realised she was good at Para athletics and could be competitive.
Club / Team
CD Sucre: Cumaná, VEN
Name of coach
Isidro Barthelemy [national], CUB
Training Regime
She trains at the National Sports Institute [IND] in Caracas, Venezuela.

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her grandparents and her mother. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021; Deportes TeleAragua YouTube channel, 12 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She received the Order of Jose Felix Ribas from the government of Venezuela in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (spanish.xinhuanet.com, 23 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (marcavinotinto.com, 27 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-25 13
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 2 2015-10-29 9
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m T20 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's Long Jump T20 Final Round 2016-09-15 6