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QUERO Macarena
Sport Para swimming
NPC Chile   
GenderWomen
Age33
Place of BirthConcepción, CHI
Height1.66 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
São Paulo, BRA
Occupation
Athlete, Sports Teacher
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Concepcion: Chile
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four.
General Interest
Nicknames
Maca (diarioconcepcion.cl, 03 Aug 2016)
Injuries
Injury meant she was unable to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (diarioconcepcion.cl, 03 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Nothing is so easy or so complicated in life. Just live." (Facebook profile, 15 Mar 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (biobiochile.cl, 16 Oct 2017)
Impairment
She has Poland syndrome, a condition that affects muscular development. She was also born without her left hand. "Apart from the hand, I have an absence of the chest muscle, dysplasia in my hip and breathing problems, which are all associated to the syndrome." (24horas.cl, 30 Jul 2015)
Other information
FROM CHILE TO BRAZIL
In 2015 she relocated from Santiago, Chile, to Sao Paulo, Brazil. "This country has treated me very well. It's a country that, in general, supports sport a lot. They have a different culture than us [Chile]." (biobiochile.cl, 16 Oct 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
15 2008 50m Freestyle S10 34.78
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 100m Freestyle S10 1:06.81
4 2019 50m Freestyle S10 30.34
4 2019 100m Breaststroke SB9 1:30.66