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HERNANDEZ SANTOS Isabel Yinghua
Sport Para swimming
NPC Spain   
GenderWomen
Age23
Place of BirthXian, CHN
Height1.55 m
Weight 48 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10
Further Personal Information
Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Law - Complutense University of Madrid: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age seven in Merida, Spain.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up the sport by her mother.
Club / Team
Club Natacion Pozuelo [ESP] / Club Natacion Merida [ESP]:
Name of coach
Carlos Salvador [national]; Francisco Ocete [national], ESP
Training Regime
She trains for up to 26 hours a week at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Madrid, Spain.
General Interest
Nicknames
Isa (vivirextremadura.es, 29 Aug 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fourth in the S10 100m butterfly at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family, and coaches Andres Pino and Belen Fernandez. (elperiodicoextremadura.com, 15 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I will give all that I have." (vivirextremadura.es, 29 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2013 Female Athlete of the Year in Merida, Spain. (merida.es, 18 Sep 2014)

She was named the 2012 Athlete of the Year for the region of Extremadura in Spain. (fexnatacion.com, 21 Jun 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Games. (elperiodicoextremadura.com, 15 May 2016)
Impairment
She is missing four of the fingers on her left hand. (hoy.es, 14 Nov 2016; natacionligajudex.blogspot.com, 21 Jun 2013)
Other information
MOVE TO SPAIN
Born in Xi'an, People's Republic of China, she moved to Spain in May 1997 after being adopted by her parents Fernando and Maribel. (elperiodicoextremadura.com, 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:45.980
7 2012 100m Butterfly S10 1:11.97
4 2012 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:35.09
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S10 1:16.66
5 2012 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:06.04
Heats 2016 50m Freestyle S10 30.00
13 2016 100m Backstroke S10 1:15.95 
4 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:09.23 
12 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.03 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2010 100m Butterfly S10 1:13.03
14 2010 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:52.82
6 2010 100m Backstroke S10 1:16.63
Heats 2013 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:46.72
4 2013 100m Butterfly S10 1:11.39
Heats 2013 100m Backstroke S10 1:18.27
8 2015 50m Freestyle S10 29.60
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:43.35
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S10 1:14.35
5 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:35.98
4 2015 100m Butterfly S10 1:10.14
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S10 1:06.42
6 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:07.20
6 2017 50m Freestyle S10 30.31
3 2017 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:44.43
2 2017 100m Butterfly S10 1:11.59
European Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heat 2014 50m Freestyle S10 30.50
4 2014 100m Butterfly S10 1:10.40
7 2014 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:40.19
5 2014 100m Backstroke S10 1:13.45
2 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:38.71
Heat 2014 100m Freestyle S10 1:06.22
3 2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:08.89
7 2016 100m Freestyle S10 1:05.17
8 2016 50m Freestyle S10 30.09
3 2016 100m Butterfly S10 1:10.62
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:34.68
10 2016 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:45.39
5 2018 50m Freestyle S10 29.18
4 2018 100m Butterfly S10 1:08.74
6 2018 200m Individual Medley SM10 2:45.88
2 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:03.64