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Lidia Ramos Lopez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S2

Further personal information

Residence
Torrent, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in Para swimming in 2017.
Why this sport?
She has competed in Para cycling, and one of her coaches also trained athletes at the CN Mediterraneo swimming club in Spain.
Club / Team
CN Mediterraneo: Valencia, ESP
Name of coach
Sergio Bermejo [personal]

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
Spain
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Hobbies
Movies, fashion, watching television series, sport. (Twitter profile, 20 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para javelin thrower and shot putter Ruth Aguilar, Spanish Para swimmer Ricardo Ten. (Ajuntament de Torrent YouTube channel, 15 Jun 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Women's Para Sport Award from the news website Golsmedia in Valencia, Spain. (Instagram profile 30 Oct 2018; golsmedia.com, 29 Oct 2018)
Other sports
She has been Spanish champion in Para cycling, and also represented the Tetrasport club in Spain in wheelchair rugby. (blogs.ucv.es, 11 Dec 2018; tetrasport.com, 01 Jan 2018; seventsmagazine.es, 07 Jul 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Games. (Ajuntament de Torrent YouTube channel, 15 Jun 2017)
Impairment
She was born with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a condition that affects the peripheral nervous system. (seventsmagazine.es, 07 Jul 2016)
Other information
MULTI TALENTED
She has played wheelchair rugby for the Tetrasport club in Spain and competed in Para triathlon. She also won the Spanish Para cycling championships two years in a row after she was invited to try the sport in 2015. "As I never say 'no,' I gave it a try. There, I discovered that I liked it and that I could do it. After a little time I bought my own bike and started competing. Handbike gives you a sense of freedom that you can't find in other sports." (blogs.ucv.es, 11 Dec 2018; tetrasport.com, 01 Jan 2018; mujereseneldeporte.com, 12 Sep 2017; seventsmagazine.es, 07 Jul 2016)