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RODRIGUEZ Karen
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Argentina   
GenderWomen
Age26
Place of BirthBuenos Aires, ARG
Height1.51 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mar del Plata, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Language Studies - English, Teaching
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2014.
Why this sport?
A physiotherapist suggested she take up the sport for rehabilitation.
Club / Team
Mar del Plata: Argentina
Name of coach
Sofia Cadona [national]; Miguel Alvarez [national]
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Argentina
General Interest
Awards and honours
She has been given a Sports Merit Medal by the Advisory Council of the Municipal Institute of Sports and Recreation [EMDER] in Argentina. (laopiniondebatan.com.ar, 16 Mar 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (cooperativabatan.com.arm, 12 Dec 2015)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She became the first female Para powerlifter to represent Argentina at the Parapan American Games when she competed at the 2015 Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (results.toronto2015.org, 08 Aug 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
14 2017 50kg 57.0
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 50kg 53.0