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Matilde Estefania Alcazar Figueroa

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S11, SB11, SM11

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - National Autonomous University of Mexico [UNAM]: Mexico City, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three. She took up Para sport at age nine in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She was involved in athletics and goalball when she was younger, but she decided to focus on swimming because she liked the individual aspect of the sport. "I started to compete and I liked the adrenaline."
Name of coach
Ulises Menendez [national]

General interest

Nicknames
Maty (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Chingones Mx YouTube channel, 04 May 2022)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Chingones Mx YouTube channel, 04 May 2022)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is for everybody, but it has to be built every single day." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the 2019 Mexico City State Sports Award in recognition of her achievements during the period from 11 October 2018 to 10 October 2019. (unamglobal.unam.mx, 05 Nov 2019)

She has received the 'Luchador Olmeca' Award as an Outstanding Athlete of the Visually Impaired Sports National Federation in Mexico. (codeme.com.mx, 19 Apr 2018)
Impairment
She was born with strabismus, a condition that means the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object. She also has the degenerative condition, cone dystrophy. (Chingones Mx YouTube channel, 04 May 2022; deporte.org.mx, 19 Mar 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2012-08-30 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 7
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 2012-09-05 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2012-09-08 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2015-07-15 15
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S11 Final 1 2017-12-02 1
Women's 100 m Backstroke S11 Final 1 2017-12-03 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB11 Final 1 2017-12-06 2