Oliba Seledina Nieve Arroyo
- Further Personal Information
- Twin daughters Diana Angelica and Diana Felisa
- Esmeraldas, ECU
- Coordinator, Sports Administrator
- 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
- Sele (vivedeporte.com, 16 Jul 2015)
- 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)
- 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)
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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