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Sara Fernandez Roldan

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T12, F12

Further personal information

Residence
Seville, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Physiotherapist
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Seville, Spain.
Club / Team
Escuela Deportiva Municipal de Tomares: Spain
Name of coach
Laura Real [club]

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Swansea, WAL

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you train hard, everything is possible." (avancedeportivo.es, 24 Dec 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2016 and 2018 she received the Torre del Oro [Tower of Gold] Award for Best Female Athlete with an Impairment at the Seville Festival of Sport in Spain. (elcorreoweb.es, 12 Jun 2018; imd.sevilla.org, 25 May 2016)

In 2015 and 2017 she was named Female Para Athlete of the Year at the Adapted Sports Awards in Seville, Spain. (fap.es, 19 Nov 2017; diariodesevilla.es, 27 Oct 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (makingtalenthappen.com, 15 Jun 2017)
Impairment
She was born with albinism. (fundacionandaluciaolimpica.org, 30 Dec 2020)
Other information
FURTHER STUDIES
Following her qualification in diagnostic imaging, she has also trained as an auxiliary nurse and studied physiotherapy. (fundacionandaluciaolimpica.org, 30 Dec 2020; Athlete, 23 Sep 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 3 2015-10-26 12
Women's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2015-10-29 6
Women's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2015-10-31 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's Long Jump T12 Final Round 2016-09-13 8
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T12 Heat 1 2017-07-18 5
Women's Long Jump T12 Final 1 2017-07-21 6