Oliba Seledina Nieve Arroyo

Further Personal Information
Family
Twin daughters Diana Angelica and Diana Felisa
Residence
Esmeraldas, ECU
Occupation
Coordinator, Sports Administrator
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Technical University Luis Vargas Torres: Esmeraldas, ECU
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in about 2001.
Why this sport?
She initially took part in athletics, but switched to wrestling. Her coaches then recommended she should try weightlifting.
Club / Team
Federacion Deportiva de Esmeraldas [Fedesmeraldas]: Ecuador
Name of coach
Hugo Quelal [national], ECU
General Interest
Nicknames
Sele (vivedeporte.com, 16 Jul 2015)
Injuries
In 2014 she underwent surgery to treat four herniated discs in her back. She required about seven months of rehabilitation. (coe.org.ec, 05 Jan 2017)
Awards and honours
She has been named Best Athlete of 2017 by the Provincial Government of Esmeraldas, Ecuador. (eluniverso.com, 22 Jan 2018)

She has been named Athlete of the Year by Ecuadorian media company Granasa on at least four occasions. (extra.ec, 23 Dec 2011)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (elcomercio.com, 31 May 2018)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as president of the Sports Federation of Esmeraldas in Ecuador. In 2017 she was named a zonal coordinator for the Ministry of Sport in Ecuador. (elcomercio.com, 31 May 2018; esmeraldasnews.com, 28 Jun 2017; coe.org.ec, 05 Jan 2017)

FAMILY SACRIFICES
She is the mother of twin daughters. When her daughters were age five, she decided to devote her life to weightlifting and admits she has missed numerous birthdays and other family celebrations such as Christmas as a result. "Sport is gratifying, you can visit new countries, you win important titles, but in exchange it demands superhuman efforts like being far away from those who you love." (expreso.ec, 10 May 2014)

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