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Nadia Porras

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S5, SB5, SM5

Further personal information

Residence
Torreon, MEX
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Universidad del Valle de México [UVM]: Torreon, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started in 2007 at the YMCA in Torreon.
Why this sport?
Because she loves it and it is also good for her health.
Name of coach
Jose Pelaez
Coach from which country?
Cuba
Coach from what year?
2010

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Brazil

General interest

Nicknames
Coto. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Hobbies
Reading, making speeches, listening to music. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Most influential person in career
Her family and her local coach. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The real competition is yourself, the others are only part of the game."

"Don´t worry, swim happy." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To give to her country more positive results and to study for a BA in International Relations. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Other information
DISABILITY
She has Osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic bone disorder. (ns.elsiglo.mx, 22 Sep 2008)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heats 11
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heats 15
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heats 12
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heats 10
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 2 5
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 8
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 5
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S5 Heat 1 5
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 7