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RIVERO FERNANDEZ Maria Sonia
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Spain   
GenderWomen
Age41
Place of BirthMálaga, ESP
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
SH-VI
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Jorge, two children
Residence
Málaga, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Sales
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began shooting in 2001 in Malaga, Spain.
Why this sport?
"My love affair with the sport began in 2001. The ONCE [Spanish National Organisation for the Blind] in Malaga set up a workshop and my husband and I went to have a look."
General Interest
Hobbies
Listening to music, watching films. (fadec.es, 25 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live and let live." (gndiario.com, 12 Apr 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (niusdiario.es, 09 Apr 2022)
Impairment
She was born with albinism and has 10% vision. (malagahoy.es, 15 Mar 2022; niusdiario.es, 09 Apr 2022)
Other information
BREAK AND RETURN
She took time away from the sport from 2004 to 2017 to focus on raising her two children. "As me and my husband were working and training, it was a big burden on the family to support us. When my children both became teenagers I asked myself, 'What should I do in between work and home?' So I returned to the shooting workshop." (niusdiario.es, 09 Apr 2022; gndiario.com, 12 Apr 2022)

OCCUPATION
She sells lottery tickets for the Spanish National Organisation for the Blind [ONCE] at a shopping centre in Malaga, Spain. (malagahoy.es, 15 Mar 2022)

Competition Highlights (historical)
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Standing 201.2
4 2022 VI - 10m Air Rifle Prone 196.0