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Nely Miranda Herrera

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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S4, SB3, SM4

Further personal information

Residence
Veracruz, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies - Technological Institute of Veracruz: Mexico

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2005 in Morelia, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She took up the sport as part of her rehabilitation.
Name of coach
Jose Raul Pelaez Ampudia, MEX, from 2013
Training Regime
She trains at the Mexican National Paralympic Training Centre [CEPAMEX] in Mexico City.

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two gold medals at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Mexican wheelchair racer Saul Mendoza. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Injuries
Following the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she began experiencing muscle contractions and convulsions. She was unable to swim throughout 2018 and did not compete at the 2019 Parapan American Games in Lima, Peru, in order to focus on her recovery. (laopinion.net, 08 Feb 2019; Suplemento Todas, 10 Sep 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The hardest rival to beat is yourself." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She was Mexico's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)

She was Mexico's flag bearer at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (laaficion.milenio.com, 01 Sep 2015; paralympic.org, 15 Aug 2015)

She received the National Sports Award in Mexico in 2013 and 2015. (localmichoacan.com.mx, 05 Nov 2015; paralympic.org, 13 Nov 2013)
Impairment
She fell down a flight of stairs in 2000. Her injuries resulted in quadriplegia. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017; codigoinformativo.com, 25 Feb 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She served as a representative of the Chamber of Deputies in Mexico between 2010 and 2012. In 2016 she was a candidate in elections to become a local representative in Veracruz, Mexico. (versionex.com.mx, 21 Mar 2016; gobernacion.gob.mx, 31 Aug 2012)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 7
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB4 Heats 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heats 7
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 5
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Heat 2 3
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Heat 2 5
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20pts Final Round 8
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 1
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-12 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-12 1
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2013-08-13 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2013-08-13 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-15 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2013-08-15 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2013-08-16 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2013-08-16 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2015-07-14 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2015-07-14 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2015-07-15 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2015-07-17 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2015-07-19 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2015-07-19 5
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 2016-09-12 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 2016-09-12 4
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2016-09-14 9999
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Heat 1 2016-09-16 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final Round 2016-09-16 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 2016-09-17 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S4 Final 1 2017-12-03 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Final 1 2017-12-06 2