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RESTREPO Maria
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Colombia   
GenderWomen
Age40
Place of BirthMedellín, COL
Height1.54 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to try shooting Para sport by her Para swimming coach.
Club / Team
Antioquia Department: Colombia
Name of coach
Cesar Tobon [national]
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the women's SH1 10m air pistol at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru. (cpc.org.co, 27 Nov 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Do not stop dreaming. Keep on persevering, with life and health everything is possible." (feminadeportes.com, 22 Jan 2021)
Milestones
She became the first shooter representing Colombia to win a medal at the Parapan American Games when she claimed bronze in the women's SH1 10m air pistol at the 2019 Games in Lima, Peru. It was the first time shooting Para sport had appeared at the Parapan American Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 29 Jun 2022; cpc.org.co, 27 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (cpc.org.co, 27 Nov 2020)
Impairment
She was hit by a stray bullet at age 10. Her injuries resulted in paralysis from the waist down. (cpc.org.co, 27 Nov 2020; sports.caracoltv.com, 28 Dec 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Cup (Lima)
Rank Year Event Result
24 2021 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 530
46 2021 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 609.7
18 2022 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 629.8
22 2022 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 531
31 2022 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 599.8
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2019 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 110.9
5 2019 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 176.4
3 2019 P2 - 10m Air Pistol SH1 203.6