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RODRIGUEZ Maria
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Argentina   
GenderWomen
Age22
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Córdoba, ARG
Higher education
Diagnostic Imaging - National University of Cordoba: Argentina
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up shooting Para sport at age 11 in Cordoba, Argentina.
Why this sport?
"I was allowed to join a sports team at school during my first year because I couldn't do physical education, and I became really interested in shooting. It was important because when I was a child I didn't want to show my impairment. At school I tried to hide my prosthetics, but I eventually realised I have to love myself as I am."
Senior International Debut
Year
2019
Competing for
Argentina
Tournament
Parapan American Games
Location
Lima, PER
General Interest
Hobbies
Dancing, drawing, writing, editing photos and videos. (confedeportes-cba.blogspot.com, 19 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I'm someone who likes to achieve everything I set out to do." (confedeportes-cba.blogspot.com, 19 Jun 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2015, 2016, and 2019 she was named Para Shooter of the Year in Cordoba, Argentina. (confedeportes-cba.blogspot.com, 20 Dec 2019, 17 Dec 2015; Confederacion de Deportes YouTube channel, 07 Jan 2017)
Famous relatives
Her mother Mercedes is a shooting coach and supports her as a loader during international competitions. (confedeportes-cba.blogspot.com, 19 Jun 2019)
Impairment
She was born without lower limbs and her left hand. (confedeportes-cba.blogspot.com, 19 Jun 2019)
Other information
COACHING AMBITIONS
She would like to become a shooting Para sport coach. "I would like to coach and make other people interested in Para shooting. There are not many of us in Argentina who do this sport, and there aren't enough coaches that are specific to Para sport. I would like to help other Para athletes understand what they might be going through. So many times we do not have a reference point to ask certain things, and you have to find out on the internet. It's not the same as finding out from someone in person." (confedeportes-cba.blogspot.com, 19 Jun 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Cup (Lima)
Rank Year Event Result
16 2021 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 618.2
32 2021 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 620.5
33 2022 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 610.1
27 2022 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2 629.4
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
5 2019 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 180.2