Imagen
22397-Valentina Munoz photo

Valentina Munoz

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S8, SB8, SM8

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six at a Telethon Rehabilitation Centre in Chile.
Why this sport?
"It was the sport that I liked the most."
Name of coach
Jose Nicolas Mafio [national], URU

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with her dog. (Instagram profile, 20 Apr 2020)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 10 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chilean Para athletes Juan Carlos Garrido and Cristian Valenzuela, Chilean wheelchair tennis player Robinson Mendez, Chilean swimmer Kristel Kobrich. (difusiondeportiva.cl, 05 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Para Swimmer of the Year by the Association of Sports Journalists of Chile. (paralympic.org, 22 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (ind.cl, 31 Aug 2016)
Impairment
She has arthrogryposis, which causes muscle weakness and stiffness. (tvn.cl, 11 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Heat 3 2016-09-13 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S8 Final 1 2017-12-03 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S8 Final 1 2017-12-05 3