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Ana Isabel Tavera Gonzalez

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
San Miguel de Allende, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Pedagogy

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-athletics in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in 2005.
Why this sport?
She discovered she was talented at the sport and enjoyed it at the same time.
Club / Team
Club Fuerza Unida: San Miguel de Allende, MEX
Name of coach
Cristobal Tavera Gonzalez [brother], MEX, from 2011

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Turkey

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her brothers. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Hero / Idol
Late Mexican weightlifter Soraya Jimenez. (Athlete, 22 Oct 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train to progress and compete at an international level." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She won the Guanajuato State Sports Prize for Best Para-Athlete in 2010 and 2015. (codegto.gob.mx, 20 Oct 2014; noticias.guanajuato.gob.mx, 06 Nov 2015)
Famous relatives
Her brother Cristobal received the 2014 Sports State Prize for Best Para-Sports Coach from the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. Her other brother Isidro has competed in para-athletics at national level. (codegto.gob.mx, 20 Oct 2014)
Other information
COACH
She coaches a group of athletes with visual impairments in Guanajuato, Mexico. (contrapuntonews.com, 03 Oct 2015)

STATE FIRST
After her participation at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she became the first athlete from the Mexican state of Guanajuato to compete at the Paralympic Games. (portalsma.mx, 01 Sep 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T12 Final Round 2012-09-04 9999
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-30 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T13 Heat 2 2016-09-08 5