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3021-Yadira Soturno photo

Yadira Soturno

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
T53

Further personal information

Residence
Caracas, VEN
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began sports at age six, including athletics, swimming, table tennis and powerlifting.
Why this sport?
"Sport was a way to protest against society. To show them that I could be a productive person."

General interest

Nicknames
La Chica Invisible [The Invisible Girl]. (MultimedioVTV youtube channel, 01 Jun 2012)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio as a baby. (MultimedioVTV youtube channel, 01 Jun 2012)
Other information
VENEZUELAN FIRST
She was the first Venezuelan female athlete to compete at the Paralympic Games, when she took part in Beijing in 2008. (Youtube, 23 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m T53 Heat 1 6
Women's 200 m T53 Heat 2 5
Women's 400 m T53 Heat 2 4