TwitterChristella Garcia

Sport: Paralympic Judo
Height: 5’ 7”
Event: 70kg
Classification: B1
Current Residence: Sacramento, CA

Paralympic Experience:

  • Two-time Paralympian (2012, 2016)
  • 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, bronze (70kg)

Personal Profile:

Christella practiced judo for several years as a young child, and returned to judo to make the 2012 London, Paralympics Games.She is a member of the Cahill's Judo Academy in San Mateo and Capitol City Judo in Sacramento, where she trains under the watchful eyes of her coaches. Christella also completes strength and conditioning training at the Olympus Gym, Sacramento. 

Christella makes and sells hair and skin products under her Angel Hands brand. She also works part-time at Massage Envy as a licensed and certified message tech. In her free time she enjoys reading and cooking. 

Major Judo Awards:

  • 2016: Rio Paralympic Games, Bronze
  • 2014: USA Judo President's Cup, Gold
  • 2011 & 2012: Gold medalist, California State Championships (Able-Bodied Event)
  • 2010: 5th Place, IBSA World Championships, Antalya, Turkey
  • 2009, 2010, 2011: Gold medalist, USA National Judo Championships for Blind & Visually Impaired