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ARRIAGADA TORRES Makarena
Sport Para athletics
NPC Chile   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthValparaíso, CHI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T47
Further Personal Information
Residence
Viña del Mar, CHI
Occupation
Athlete, Occupational Therapist
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Playa Ancha University [UPLA]: Valparaíso, CHI
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She tried surfing, snowboarding and football, but coach Sergio Galdames saw her potential in athletics and convinced her to change.
Club / Team
Atletico O'Higgins: Valparaíso, CHI
Name of coach
Sergio Galdames [personal]; Andres Vergara Kukolj [physical], CHI
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
“Running is my therapy, the only thing that made me forget about my impairment and realise that I am equal to the rest or I can even do more things than the rest if I try. I don't change it for anything, it has a lot of value for me, because it manages to disconnect me from everything. As if I reset and come back with more energy.” (upla.cl, 22 May 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2019 200m T47 30.94
  2019 400m T47  DSQ
12 2019 100m T47 14.75