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Patricia Valle

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S3, SB3, SM3

Further personal information

Family
Two daughters
Residence
Querétaro, MEX
Occupation
Politician
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Information Technology - University of the State of Morelos [UAEM]: Cuernavaca, MEX

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 25 in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Why this sport?
"Swimming gives me a feeling of freedom, strength and autonomy."
Club / Team
Queretaro State: Mexico
Training Regime
She trains in Queretaro, Mexico, and at the Mexican National Paralympic Training Centre [CEPAMEX] in Mexico City. Her sessions last for six hours a day.

International debut

Year
1995
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Stoke Mandeville, ENG

General interest

Nicknames
Paty (Instagram profile, 29 Mar 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the National Sports Award in 2007, and claiming gold in the S3 100m freestyle at the 2000 Paralympic Games in Sydney. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017, 18 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, her daughters, and her coach. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para swimmer Cristopher Tronco. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Injuries
She was sidelined for four months after she underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff in her shoulder in April 2015. (paralympic.org, 18 Aug 2016; jornadamorelos.com, 10 Apr 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Make the impossible happen." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the 2007 National Sports Award in Mexico. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Other information
POLITICAL CAREER
She has served as a councillor of the municipality of Corregidora in Mexico. (Instagram profile, 29 Mar 2019; poderinformativo.com.mx, 28 Feb 2019)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in family science at Anahuac University in Queretaro, Mexico. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2
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 S3 Final Round 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 1
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heats 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heats 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 9999
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 7
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 7
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 2 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S4 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2
Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games (Atlanta, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 4
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 4
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S4 Heat 2 5
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 1 3
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 3
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Christchurch 1998 (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Final Round 9999
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heats 6
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle Open Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heats 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final Round 1
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heats 1
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 2
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heats (SM3/4) 2
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 4x50 m Medley 20 pts Final Round 4
Women's 4x50 m Freestyle 20 pts Final Round 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Heats (S3-5) 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 3
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heats (SB1-3) 3
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S5 Heat 1 2012-09-01 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2012-09-03 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-03 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2012-09-07 3
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-12 2
Women's 200 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-12 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-14 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2013-08-16 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2013-08-16 5
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Final 1 2013-08-17 3
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM3 Heat 2 2013-08-17 3
Women's 50 m Butterfly S3 Final 1 2013-08-18 1
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2015-07-14 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 1 2015-07-14 4
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2015-07-15 11
Women's 50 m Butterfly S5 Heat 1 2015-07-16 10
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2015-07-17 3
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 2 2015-07-17 6
Women's 50 m Backstroke S3 Heat 2 2015-07-18 12
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Heat 2 2016-09-08 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final Round 2016-09-08 7
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Heat 1 2016-09-12 5
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Heat 1 2016-09-14 1
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S4 Heat 1 2016-09-17 6
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2017-12-04 5
Women's 50 m Breaststroke SB3 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S3 Final 1 2017-12-06 3
Women's 150 m Individual Medley SM4 Final 1 2017-12-07 5
Mixed 4x50 m Freestyle 20pts Final 1 2017-12-07 3