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Yenisgladys Suarez Echevarria

Shooting

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1

Further personal information

Residence
Matanzas, CUB
Occupation
Athlete, Engineer
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Industrial Engineering - University of Matanzas Camilo Cienfuegos: Cuba

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010, and began competing a year later.
Why this sport?
She was away from sports for six years following her accident. "After the accident I didn't want to practise any other sport. But I changed my mind when I was rehabilitating in hospital. I first wanted to try table tennis but I couldn't find a coach. But I did find a shooting coach, and that's how I began."
Name of coach
Osleiny Soca [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Yeni (Paralympic Games YouTube channel, 24 Jul 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the SH1 10m air pistol at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Paralympic Games YouTube channel, 24 Jul 2020)
Other sports
At age 15 she began training with the Cuban national youth athletics team. (cubahora.cu, 28 Aug 2019)
Famous relatives
Her mother Eloina Echevarria represented Cuba in long jump at the 1987 World Championships in Rome, Italy. (SportsDeskOnline, 05 Aug 2020; jit.cu, 01 May 2020)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (jit.cu, 01 May 2020)
Impairment
In 2003 she injured her spinal cord while weight training with the Cuban national youth athletics team. (Paralympic Games YouTube channel, 24 Jul 2020; jit.cu, 01 May 2020)