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Rosa Maria Guerrero Cazares

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F55

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Digital Media Productions - Autonomous University of Sinaloa: Culiacán, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at an elite level in 2016.
Why this sport?
She was an able-bodied footballer before sustaining an illness that resulted in paraplegia. Afterwards, she initially got involved in wheelchair basketball before being spotted by national coach Ivan Rodriguez, who invited her to train in athletics. One day she was invited to an event organised by the National System for Integral Family Development, and met the Brazilian team that competed at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She had a chance to try Para athletics events like discus throw and shot put and discovered her talent for the sport. "I really like what I do. I really like sport, and I have enjoyed field athletics a lot since I started."
Name of coach
Ivan Rodriguez Luna [national], MEX

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Claiming gold medals in the F55 discus throw and shot put at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, and winning a bronze medal in the F55 shot put at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (agendamzt.com, 28 Jul 2017; noroeste.com.mx, 31 Aug 2019; riodoce.mx, 25 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Ivan Rodriguez Luna. (elsoldemazatlan.com.mx, 14 Sep 2019)
Awards and honours
She was presented with the 2019 Sinaloa State Sports Award in Mexico along with Mexican taekwondo athlete Briseida Acosta. (noroeste.com.mx, 20 Nov 2019)

She was a recipient of the 2017 Sinaloa State Sports Award in the Para athlete of the Year category. (tvpacifico.mx, 16 Oct 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (elsoldemazatlan.com.mx, 19 Aug 2020)
Impairment
Her paraplegia was the result of an illness in 2010. (elsoldemazatlan.com.mx, 14 Sep 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F55 Final 1 2017-07-15 3
Women's Discus Throw F55 Final 1 2017-07-21 9