Parasports World Summer Athletes to Watch | Maria Paula Barrera
Updated: Jun 25, 2019
Finally, winter is over (apart from for you lot down-under!) and sunny spring days have given us a glimpse of the summer of sport which lies ahead of us. Here we present athletes who have stayed hot, despite the cold, and that you need to keep an eye on in summer 2017.
MARIA PAULA BARRERA I Para-Swimming
Having scorched her way through the Sao Paolo Youth Parapan American Games in March, picking up six golds, one silver and one bronze, Maria Paula Barrera is planning to make the step up to the big time, competing alongside the world’s elite at the Mexico 2017 World Para Swimming Championships, in September.
At just 15 years old Maria Paula Barrera is widely tipped as one of the hottest prospects in the pool, and although Tokyo 2020 might be where we start to see the best of her, keep an eye out for the Colombian to cause an upset.
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