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Perla Patricia Barcenas

Powerlifting
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Two children
Residence
Mexico
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Law - Mexico State Autonomous University [UAEM]: Cuautitlán Izcalli, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in the sport in 1997 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She wanted to take part in activities that are mainly practised by men.
Club / Team
Mexico State: Mexico
Name of coach
Jesus Garcia Garcia [national]

General interest

Hobbies
Watching movies. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the Paralympic Games. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Injuries
She spent eight days in hospital after contracting COVID-19 virus in 2020. (gob.mx, 28 Sep 2020)

In late 2015 she underwent surgery on her left shoulder. (labrecha.me, 06 Feb 2016)

In 2013 she needed three operations on her shoulders. (paralympic.org, 04 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received the Filiberto Navas Valdes State of Mexico Medal in Sport. (oem.com.mx, 04 Mar 2014)

She has been inducted into Mexico State's Sports Museum in Mexico. (diarioportal.com, 23 Apr 2020)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (diarioportal.com, 23 Apr 2020)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2019)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She also has a diploma in sports law. "I have dedicated so many years to sport that I do not see myself leaving it [after her sporting career finishes]. I know that one day I will be giving something back one way or another." (gem.gob.mx, 05 Jan 2021; diarioportal.com, 23 Apr 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 2
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 9999
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 3
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 3
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 82.50kg Final 2010-07-30 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's +82.5 kg Final Round 2012-09-05 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 86.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-10 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -79 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Over 86.00kg Final 2017-12-08 3