Angelica M. Campoverde Almeida

Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Neiser Grefa Vargas
Residence
Babahoyo, ECU
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Nursing - Bolivarian Institute of Guayaquil: Ecuador
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began weightlifting in 2007 at Eugenio Espejo school in Ecuador.
Why this sport?
She was obliged to do a sport at school, and at the time weightlifting was the only available option. She stopped weightlifting after graduating high school, but was convinced by coach Cinthia Pino to continue. "I left because they told me it was a sport for men. [After talking to Cinthia] I went back to the daily practice of this sport."
Name of coach
Hugo Quelal [national], ECU
Training Regime
She trains five days a week at the Rafael Vera Yepez Stadium in Babahoyo, Ecuador.
General Interest
Nicknames
Mechita (lahora.com.ec, 12 Jun 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 48kg category at the 2018 South American Games in Cochabamba, Bolivia. (lahora.com.ec, 12 Jun 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family and coaches. (CG2Sports YouTube channel, 30 May 2018)
Famous relatives
One of her sisters competed in weightlifting at national level. Her partner Neiser Grefa Vargas is also a professional weightlifter. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 30 May 2018; lahora.com.ec, 12 Jun 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lahora.com.ec, 20 May 2019)

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