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Monica Olivia Rodriguez Saavedra

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
T11, F11

Further personal information

Residence
Guadalajara, MEX
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010 in Zapotlan el Grande, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She was invited to get involved in Para athletics because she could not perform well in Para swimming.

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
IBSA World Championships
Location
Korea

General interest

Nicknames
Moni (lavozdelsur.com.mx, 01 Aug 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is not a matter of luck but dedication, being consistent, and effort." (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017)
Awards and honours
She was a recipient of the Prize of Sport Merit from the council of Zapotlan, Mexico, in 2014, 2018, and 2019. (udgtv.com, 29 Oct 2019; ciudadguzman.gob.mx, 04 Jan 2019; periodicoelsur.com, 20 Aug 2015)

In 2017 she received a Sports Merit Acknowledgement from the Sports Municipal Council in Guadalajara, Mexico. (informador.mx, 15 Dec 2017)

She was named the 2013 Distinguished Woman of Zapotlan, Mexico. (periodicoelsur.com, 20 Aug 2015)
Impairment
She lost her vision as a result of retinoblastoma, a form of cancer that affects the retina. (Athlete, 15 Jul 2017; codejalisco.gob.mx, 18 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-25 5
Women's 1500 m T11 Final 1 2015-10-26 5
Women's 800 m T11 Heat 2 2015-10-29 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T11 Heat 2 2016-09-15 2
Women's 1500 m T11 Final Round 2016-09-17 5
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 1500 m T11 Heat 1 2017-07-15 4
Women's 1500 m T11 Final 1 2017-07-17 5
Women's 800 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-18 5