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Tania Castillo Cuesta

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T38, F37

Further personal information

Residence
Bilbao, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Basque, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began athletics training at age 10 in Spain.
Why this sport?
She used to practise swimming before she was advised by a friend of her parents to take up athletics. She likes to train with a team because she can share her experiences with others and learn together. "It is a good way of growing and also making friends."
Club / Team
Club Atletismo Adaptado Javi Conde: Basauri, ESP
Name of coach
Javi Conde [club], ESP
Training Regime
She trains four days a week at the Artunduaga sports complex in Basauri, Spain. When she is close to a competition she trains for an additional day.

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (geuria.eus, 17 Dec 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her parents and her coach. (geuria.eus, 17 Dec 2020)
Hero / Idol
Coach Javi Conde. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Athletics allows me to learn new experiences that help me grow as a person, and most of all, it gives me happiness. When you watch Paralympic sports, it's awesome. You notice the effort that each athlete makes in each event and what they achieve." (geuria.eus, 17 Dec 2020)
Other sports
She has taken part in Para cross-country running competitions at national level in Spain. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; deia.eus, 19 Jun 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (suplemento.elcorreo.com, 13 Mar 2018)