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Veronica Azucena Saucedo Miranda

Athletics | Powerlifting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F56

Further personal information

Residence
Torreon, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 1995 in Torreon, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She says the sport simply caught her eye and she wanted to try it.
Name of coach
Juan Manuel Castillo Esparza, MEX, from 2003

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Mar del Plata, ARG

General interest

Nicknames
Azu (capitalcoahuila.com.mx, 21 Sep 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (momentonoticias.com, 14 Aug 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (momentonoticias.com, 14 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Mexican sprinter Ana Gabriela Guevara. (discapacinet.gob.mx, 04 Jun 2007)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Behind all the medals are the perseverance, discipline and love for what you do." (deportes.terra.com, 13 Aug 2015)

"Winning is not everything, it's the only thing." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2015 she received the Oribe Peralta prize in Torreon, Mexico for her achievements at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (elsiglodetorreon.com.mx, 16 Sep 2015)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Coahuilenses, 08 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final Round 9
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F54-56 Final 2011-01-25 5
Women's Shot Put F54-56 Final 2011-01-29 7
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Discus Throw F57 Final 1 2015-10-27 12