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Naomi Somellera Mandujano

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7

Further personal information

Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Recreation Management - Anahuac University: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
Her father took her to swimming lessons following a medical recommendation.
Club / Team
Estado de Veracruz: Mexico
Name of coach
Jose Pelaez Ampudia [national], MEX

International debut

Year
2014
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Pasadena, CA, USA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning six gold medals at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (Vivir sin Limites YouTube channel, 25 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para swimmer Nely Miranda. (razon.com.mx, 08 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, just keep going." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2014 and 2019 she received the Veracruz State Sports Award in Mexico. (araucariadigital.com, 26 Nov 2019; lapolitica.mx, 16 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (Instagram profile, 01 May 2022)
Impairment
She was born with hypochondroplasia and spina bifida, which affects her growth and movement. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 8
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Final 1 2015-07-15 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-16 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-16 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2015-07-17 9
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2017-12-02 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2017-12-02 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB7 Final 1 2017-12-03 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Final 1 2017-12-04 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S7 Heat 1 2017-12-04 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Heat 1 2017-12-05 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S7 Final 1 2017-12-05 1