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MACIEL Lourdes
Sport Para athletics, Para powerlifting
NPC Argentina   
GenderWomen
Age26
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Quilmes, ARG
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para powerlifting in 2018.
Why this sport?
She began her sporting career in Para athletics at age 17, with a focus on long distance races. She lifted weights as part of her training until 2018 when a coach invited her to try Para powerlifting. "I used to practise Para athletics but my marks were not good enough to qualify for the Paralympic Games. So I made a decision and focused entirely on powerlifting."
Name of coach
David Coronel [national, powerlifting], ARG
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"He who quits never wins." (Instagram profile, 17 Apr 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (deportesenquilmes.com.ar, 10 Nov 2021)
Impairment
She was left unable to walk as a result of medical malpractice during cardiovascular surgery at age one. (torontonatural.com.ar, 01 Jan 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
7 2021 45kg 75.0
ParaPan American Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 41kg & 45kg 68.96