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GUION Achelle
Sport Para powerlifting
NPC Philippines   
GenderWomen
Age50
Place of BirthManila, PHI
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rizal, PHI
Occupation
Production Worker
Languages
English, Filipino
Higher education
Business Management - Trinity University of Asia: Manila, PHI
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up Para sports in Manila, Philippines, in 2001, including wheelchair racing, wheelchair tennis, and billiards. She then settled on Para powerlifting and began competing in the sport locally before receiving an invitation to join the national team in 2003.
Why this sport?
She chose Para powerlifting because it is an indoor sport. "Considering the distance in wheelchair racing, I would get tired. In billiards, I would have to travel far for competitions. In wheelchair tennis, it could be so hot under the sun. So I decided to do powerlifting because there is a roof, and rain or shine, you can still train."
Name of coach
Antonio Taguibao
Training Regime
She trains up to three times a week.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Philippines
General Interest
Nicknames
Jinky (Faces in Philippine Para Sports Facebook page, 26 Jul 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 45kg category at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her friends. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz. (philstarlife.com, 13 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just focus on the training despite the difficulties you're going through. It's really part of life." (cnnphilippines.com, 15 Aug 2021)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age one. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2017; Faces in Philippine Para Sports Facebook page, 26 Jul 2021)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
6 2012 44kg 70
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2017 45kg 70.0
8 2021 45kg 73.0
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2014 45kg 70
2 2018 45kg 67