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Marta Casado Palacio (athlete with physical disability)

“I started in athletics in 2018, in my first year I attended the Spanish championship, being runner-up in Spain in the T 38 category.

In the summer of 2019 I was selected for the World Cup in Switzerland under 20 in which I was fourth in the world in long jump and sixth in the 100 meter sprint, the two events in which I participate.

An injury has prevented me from continuing to train until a few months ago that I have resumed it and I am looking to return to the top ”.

Overcoming is the word that could define Marta; At just 14 years old, he had to overcome an illness that caused him to lose one of his legs, but far from being intimidated, he has continued to fight to make a place for himself in sport, one of his passions.

1. If you could compete in another sport, what would it be?

Right now I compete in athletics but I would like to continue competing in the sport I did before my illness, which was rhythmic gymnastics.

2. What is the biggest madness you have ever committed in your life?

I don't know whether to call it madness, but how I took the moment of my amputation, that I changed my mind from a resounding no to pulling forward.

3. What is your favorite song to listen to before a competition?

Well, anyone from Natos and Waor or Costa, motivates me a lot.

4. If you could buy just one thing, whatever it was, what would you buy?

Well, a prosthesis, hahaha, the most necessary thing in my life.

5. What is your favorite topic of conversation?

I really like talking about people's feelings or insecurities, a deep conversation and realizing what a person is like deep down.

6. If you could stay the same age for your whole life, what would it be?

I would not stay at any age, I think that life is to live it and not stay stagnant at any time, no matter how beautiful it is.

7. If you had to eat something every day for your entire life, what would you choose?

I think I would choose pasta, you can combine it in many ways.

8. If you could dine with any historical figure, who would it be?
 I would like to be able to talk to any philosopher who has been important like Nietzsche, Hegel, Hume… in my opinion, they have a unique point of view on the world and I would like to be able to have a conversation.

9. Moment of your sports career that you remember most fondly.
The relay race was the first in Spain in which 4 amputee girls participated and it was a very beautiful moment.

10. What do you give up to compete?
I believe that while you dedicate it; in the end there are many hours for a good diet, training, travel ...

11. What word describes you in sport?
Happiness, constancy, freedom.

12. If you could exchange your life with someone, which person would you choose?
I think that I would not exchange my life with anyone, but I would like to experience, for example, some moments of great athletes, to know what it is like to live an Olympic final and win it.

13. What is your favorite activity, hobby or hobby?
Spend time with my friends or train.

14. Athlete you most admire or have admired of any sport.
Carolina Rodríguez, the best Spanish gymnast. As a child, I used to watch her do rhythmic gymnastics and she transmitted beautiful things to me, later, when I was in the hospital, she came to see me and that made me very happy.

15. Apart from, what is the web page that you visit the most on the internet?
I go to internet pages to watch the news or listen to the radio, I don't follow anything in particular.





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