Maribel Caballero: A dream come true
The athlete Maribel Caballero came to my academy to practice Artistic Gymnastics. When I saw her abilities, I registered her in Special Olympics where she trained for Artistic Gymnastics, competed and won three gold medals,” says Nayda. Nayda Sanchez is a Gymnastics coach in Puerto Rico and has continued to train with Maribel.
Maribel dreamed of practicing Rhythmic Gymnastic. Since she was 5 years old, she had saved the page of a magazine that displayed a gymnastics celebrity. “I want to be like her,” Maribel used to say. After winning the competition, she, proudly, showed the page from the magazine. Her dream had come true. Maribel is 11 years old, she practices Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, and continues to train for opportunities to compete.
Marketing and Development Coordinator for Special Olympics Latin America