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SALINAS Norma
Sport Para athletics
NPC El Salvador   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthSan Salvador, ESA
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T37
Further Personal Information
Residence
Santa Ana, ESA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Sign Language - Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2016 in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
Why this sport?
She was introduced to the sport by coach Gerson Martinez. "I like it a lot and I meet many people."
Name of coach
Adonai Figueroa [personal]; Oscar Arias
Training Regime
She trains at the Sports Complex in Santa Ana, El Salvador.
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching TV. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
Her mother and her aunt. (Athlete, 24 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"People with impairments can do anything, limits are only in the mind. I can show that I can do the same things as able-bodied people." (indes.gob.sv, 12 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named flag bearer for El Salvador for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo alongside powerlifter Herbert Aceituno. (radioyskl.com, 11 Aug 2021)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. She also has intellectual and hearing impairments. (indes.gob.sv, 12 Aug 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2021 200m T37  DNF
12 2021 100m T37 16.70
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2019 200m T37 34.53
7 2019 100m T37 16.60