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Anabel Moro

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Nadia
Residence
Rosario, ARG
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began practising swimming at age 14. She later took up Para swimming in 2003 in Rosario, Argentina.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed the sport, and also wanted to take part in competitions.

International debut

Year
2003
Competing for
Argentina

General interest

Nicknames
Ana (Athens 2004, 24 Aug 2004)
Hobbies
Running, listening to music. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Daughter Nadia. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Outdo yourself from day to day." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
A plaque with her name has been unveiled in the 'Paseo de los Olimpicos' [Olympians' Promenade] in Rosario, Argentina in recognition of her competing at four editions of the Paralympic Games between 2004 and 2016. (unsaltodeportivo.com, 28 Dec 2016)

In 2012 she won the Silver Jorge Newbery Award, an annual sports award in Argentina. (unmundoenpaz.blogspot.com.es, 21 Aug 2012)
Impairment
She began losing her vision at age 14 due to bilateral maculopathy. The condition damages the centre of the retina. (lacapital.com.ar, 13 Jan 2017; paradeportes.com, 05 Dec 2014)
Other information
DIFFICULT TIMES
Her mother died five days after Moro returned to Argentina, having competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and her father passed away shortly after the 2015 Parapan American Games. In 2009 she also felt obliged to compete at an event in the United States of America so she would not lose her sporting grant, even though she had just heard about the death of her sister through illness. "Life forced me to make very important decisions that I surely would not have made if I had not been in those extreme situations. Sport also taught me to never quit, to persevere in everything." (lacapital.com.ar, 13 Jan 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 5
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 10
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 9
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 3 2012-09-04 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-09-07 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2012-09-08 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2012-09-08 7
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-12 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-12 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-15 9
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2013-08-18 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2013-08-18 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 3 2015-07-14 17
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 9999
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2015-07-17 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2015-07-18 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2016-09-14 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2016-09-17 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2016-09-17 4
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-05 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-05 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2017-12-06 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2017-12-06 3