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BURCE Marites
Sport Para athletics
NPC Philippines   
GenderWomen
Age45
Height1.57 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
F54
Further Personal Information
Family
Two children
Occupation
Coordinator
Languages
English, Tagalog
Higher education
Education - Trinity University of Asia: Quezon, PHI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 2005 in Manila, Philippines.
Why this sport?
"I like it because it gives me a lot of motivation and courage in life."
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Philippines
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Believe in yourself and always be humble." (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 21 Oct 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as project coordinator at Tahanang Walang Hagdanan in Rizal, Philippines, a foundation supporting people with impairments. She previously served as a teacher at the foundation. (Facebook profile, 27 Sep 2019; tzuchi.org.ph, 02 Dec 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
  2012 Javelin Throw F54/55/56  NoM
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 Javelin Throw F54 11.46
7 2015 Shot Put F54 4.75
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 Discus Throw F52/53/54 11.95
4 2014 Javelin Throw F53/54 11.43
5 2014 Shot Put F53/54 4.34
6 2018 Javelin Throw F53/54 11.61
10 2018 Discus Throw F54/55 11.94
6 2018 Shot Put F54 4.75