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Valeria Jara

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T54, F57

Further personal information

Family
Partner Matias, son Agustin [2014]
Residence
Buenos Aires, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics in 2008.
Why this sport?
Coach Beto Rodriguez discovered her in 2008 while she was participating at the Evita Games in Argentina.
Name of coach
Carlos Alberto Rodriguez, ARG, from 2008
Training Regime
She trains at the Jaime Zapata international track in Resistencia, Argentina. When she is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she trains at the High Performance Centre [CeNARD].

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just when I am very tired and sore I think it is not easy being a mother, a high performance athlete in a wheelchair and living in an interior city, but for me it is part of life to achieve goals through sacrifice." (diariolavozdelchaco.com, 03 Aug 2015)
Famous relatives
Her partner Matias Puebla has represented Argentina in para-athletics (diariolavozdelchaco.com, 03 Aug 2015)
Impairment
A badly applied injection touched her sciatic nerve and caused damage to her leg. (canchallena.lanacion.com.ar, 19 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-20 9
Women's 100 m T54 Semifinal 2 2013-07-24 9
Women's 1500 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-24 14
Women's 400 m T54 Semifinal 1 2013-07-26 10