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Florence, an athlete “adapted to win”

The sport in Correntino always had great exponents, and Florencia Gómez, adapted basketball player, is no exception. We tell you his story.

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 Florencia Gomez , with just 18, has won more sports games than many professionals at his age. However, Florence's most important triumph has been for life, which beats every challenge it imposes.

The young Correntina was born with  agnesia lumbrosacra . This has caused your body to not be able to develop normally. This caused other parts to it to be enhanced: the desire to live and the passion for sports. At the age of 3 he started swimming. Being in a wheelchair, Gómez is today a player of paddle tennis, table tennis and adapted basketball.

 Basketball  has consecrated it: “At the age of 13 he saw me playing  Carlos Cardarelli  and invited me to participate in the team,” said the young woman. Four years participating with the national team gave him the direct ticket to the  Parapan American Youth Games  in São Paulo. The results were optimal: gold medal in basketball and recognition as a scorer of the competition 3 vs. 3 in adapted basketball.

We might think that a national athlete would have some support, but even the gold medal representing the country seems to reach to deserve a scholarship. “I don't receive support from the provincial or national government,” Gomez said.

Adapted basketball, like any other sport, requires specific elements. The Florence chair is special and its maintenance is expensive: “Every time I break a shaft, it costs me at least $6000 to repair it.”

Florencia Gómez is an adapted basketball figure, and is the only woman who integrates the  Sol Naciente de Chaco  squad to play the National League. His constant journeys are sustained solely by his parents. Gómez is  Correntina  and only in basketball represents another province, in other sports he defends Correntino pride.

 Family and dreams 

The loyalty and  love  of her parents and siblings is enormous; those feelings are reflected by her in every adapted basketball play. The Correntina has two dreams: to reach a world cup of some of the sports she practices and finish her studies and be a teacher to help all people with disabilities.

Publication Date: 02/11/2019

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By: Day gomez 02 November, 2019

Q linda historia de vida!!! Para aprender q querer es poder..

By: Iván 02 November, 2019

Grande Flor una campeona de la vida que va para adelante logrando lo que se propone con ese apoyo incondicional de una gran familia y dos grandes pilares bien plantados que son esos dos gran padres y amigos q tiene es un orgullo para el deporte adaptado ,muchos cariños y segui persiguiendo tu sueños un abrazo

By: Monica 04 November, 2019

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No hay batalla q no puedas lograr..mi hermosa guerrera x algo Dios te trajo a esta flia..orgullosos de vos..te amo..mama

By: zulma 02 November, 2019

que emoción ver en lo que te has convertido FLOR, sos un ejemplo en todos los sentidos, ejemplo de vida de perseverancia de conducta de proponerte un sueño y perseguirlo hasta alcanzarlo, y al lado tuyo esos grandes pilares que tenés "tus papas". FELICITACIONES por todos tus logros, te lo mereces, sos ORGULLO argentino, una pequeña gigante. Te queremos mucho

By: Héctor 02 November, 2019

Flor,SOS mi ídola ... A tu edad ya tenés varios logros y seguramente en lo largo de tu vida vas a triunfar en lo que te propones x el empuje que tenés en la vida.. estoy orgulloso de que seas mi sobrina y espero ver varias medalla más.... Seguí mirando hacia el futuro con tu esfuerzo y el de tus padres seguramente lo vas a lograr.. tkm.

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