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ORTIZ Maria Antonieta
Sport Para powerlifting, Wheelchair Tennis
NPC Chile   
Place of BirthSantiago, CHI
Height1.50 m
Weight 56 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Further Personal Information
Son Franco.
Santiago, CHI
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 before switching to Para powerlifting because she wanted to 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
Victor Rubilar [national], CHI
Coach from which country?
Senior International Debut
Competing for
Santiago, CHI
General Interest
Mona (, 13 Feb 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Placing fourth in the 67kg category at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021; 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 a Paralympic Sport Award at the 2017 Chile Competitive Sports Awards. (, 19 Dec 2018)
Other sports
She has represented Chile in wheelchair tennis and competed in the singles and women's doubles at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Apr 2021;, 17 Apr 2016)
She was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a condition that results in multiple curved joints. (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