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Doramitzi Gonzalez

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Public Speaker, Student
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Sports Marketing - Valle de Mexico University [UVM]: Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1988 at age five.
Why this sport?
Her mother enrolled her in a summer camp where she tried several sports, and she liked swimming the most.
Name of coach
Fernando Velez, MEX, from 1999
Training Regime
She trains at the Mexican Paralympic Centre [CEPAMEX].

International debut

Year
2000
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS

General interest

Nicknames
Mitzi, Dora (mimorelia.com, 01 Mar 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five medals and breaking three world records at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her family, club and coach. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan, her mother. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She had surgery twice in 2012 and believes the operations affected her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She previously had shoulder surgery in 2010, which required nine months of rehabilitation. (mediotiempo.com.mx, 01 Sep 2012; mimorelia.com, 01 Mar 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Think big and you will become big." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She won the Mexican Sports Award in 2004. (deporte.org.mx, 03 Nov 2004)
Other information
MOST DECORATED
Following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she was the Mexican athlete with the most number of medals won at the Paralympic Games with five gold, three silver and three bronze. She won her medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games, but did not win a medal at London 2012. (eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx, 17 Sep 2014; Twitter profile, 15 Apr 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heats 9
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heats 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heats 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 9999
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 1
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 7
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 1
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 6
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2012-08-30 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-01 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final Round 2012-09-01 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2012-09-04 9999
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2012-09-07 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-13 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-13 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-16 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2015-07-18 11
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-19 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-19 8
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S6 Heat 2 2016-09-08 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2016-09-10 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Swim-Off 2016-09-10 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-17 4