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Ana Garcia-Arcicollar

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Teacher
Higher education
Early Childhood Studies, Education, Psychology - Complutense University of Madrid: Madrid, ESP

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
She took up swimming upon recommendation by a doctor, who said it would help her both physically and mentally overcome her damaged vision. Initially she said she did not like swimming, but after experiencing the thrill of competition she was hooked.

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with friends and dancing. (hiecosa.com, 13 May 2010)
Awards and honours
In 2004 she was elected [by fellow athletes] to the IPC Athletes Committee. (al-agua.net, 27 Sep 2004)
Impairment
Glaucoma left her with limited vision. (paralimpicos.sportec.es, 01 Aug 2008)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She is an early childhood teacher, focussing on educational tools and aids for visually impaired children. (paralimpicos.sportec.es, 01 Aug 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heats (S11/12) 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heats (S11/12) 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heats (S11/12) 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heats (S11/12) 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Medley SM12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x100 m Medley B1-3 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Medley B2 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Breaststroke B2 Heats 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B2 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B2 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke B2 Final Round 3