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Oriana Teran

Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Caracas, VEN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 2015 in Venezuela.
Why this sport?
She was practising karate and kenpo when she was invited to try powerlifting by coach Antonio Delgado. He had seen her in a photograph on social media.
Name of coach
Yvan Sequera; Jorge Veliz
Training Regime
She trains at the National Sports Institute [IND] in Caracas, Venezuela.

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing, listening to music. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019; paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Antonio Delgado, and her mother. (Athlete, 05 Apr 2017)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para powerlifter Amalia Perez. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is impossible to a determined mind." (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the 2018 Francisco de Miranda Order [third class] from the Venezuelan government. (presidencia.gob.ve, 07 Jan 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in karate at national level in Venezuela. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport she wants to study journalism. (ciudadccs.info, 20 Sep 2018; paralympic.org, 13 Mar 2019)
Impairment
She was born with achondroplasia and is a person of short stature. (Athlete, 01 Jun 2019, 05 Apr 2017)