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ORTIZ Maria Antonieta
Sport Para powerlifting, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Chile   
GenderWomen
Age38
Place of BirthSantiago, CHI
Height1.50 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Roberto Esteban Ramirez, son Franco
Residence
Santiago, CHI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2013 in Chile.
Why this sport?
She took up wheelchair tennis at age 16. She later switched to Para powerlifting so that she could spend more time with her son. "I travelled a lot with wheelchair tennis and I didn't enjoy being away from my son as I could be away for one month at a time. With powerlifting I'm away only five times a year."
Club / Team
Bodegas San Francisco: Santiago, CHI
Name of coach
Jaen Echeverria [national], CHI
Coach from which country?
Chile
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Chile
Location
Santiago, CHI
General Interest
Nicknames
Mona (latercera.com, 13 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in the 67kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her son. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. (Athlete, 11 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the Paralympic Sport Award at the 2018 Chile Competitive Sports Awards. (eldeportero.cl, 19 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She represented Chile in wheelchair tennis at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (eldeportero.cl, 17 Apr 2016)
Impairment
She was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare condition that is characterised by joint contractures. (Athlete, 04 Apr 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Wheelchair Tennis
Rank Year Event Result
17 2012 Singles  
9 2012 Doubles  
Paralympic Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
4 2016 67kg 98
World Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 73kg 108.0
ParaPan American Games - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 73kg 109 
European Open Championships - Para powerlifting
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 67kg 97