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Yomaira Cohen

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Classification
F37

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Daisy [2018]
Residence
Maracaibo, VEN
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Agricultural Studies, Ecology - Bolivarian University of Venezuela: Caracas, VEN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up athletics in 2003 in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Why this sport?
"I was shy and an impaired athlete encouraged me to take up the sport."
Training Regime
She trains at the National Sports Institute [IND] in Caracas, Venezuela.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Venezuela
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Mar del Plata, ARG

General interest

Hobbies
Extreme sports, watching television, socialising. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her mother and her daughter. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Injuries
She sprained both ankles while competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (maracaiboactivo.com, 08 Sep 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There's nothing that keeps us from reaching our goals." (Athlete, 23 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
She received the Jose Felix Ribas Order from the government of Venezuela in recognition of her performance at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (spanish.xinhuanet.com, 23 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She has cerebral palsy which affects the left side of her body. (liderendeportes.com, 12 Jan 2013; Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
MATERNITY BREAK
She was away from competition for most of 2018 due to the birth of her daughter Daisy. She returned to competition less than six months before the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, where she won a silver and a bronze medal. (Facebook profile, 22 Oct 2020; contrapunto.com, 28 Aug 2019; jabeando.com.ve, 27 Aug 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 10
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 10
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F37/38 Final 2011-01-26 10
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2012-09-04 9
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final Round 2012-09-06 7
Women's Javelin F37/38 Final Round 2012-09-08 5
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2013-07-22 7
Women's Discus Throw F37 Final 1 2013-07-26 5
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Shot Put F37 Final 1 2015-10-23 10
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final 1 2015-10-26 11
Women's Javelin F37 Final 1 2015-10-29 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Javelin F37 Final Round 2016-09-10 4
Women's Shot Put F37 Final Round 2016-09-13 6
Women's Discus Throw F38 Final Round 2016-09-17 9