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Valentina Rangel

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Family
Husband: Juan Ortiz
Children: Andres Ortiz Rangel and Ana Ortiz Rangel
Residence
El Cristo, VEN
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her first swimming race was the Latin American Blind Sport Championships in Maracaibo in 1989
Club / Team
Asosiación Polideportiva de Ciegos de Miranda: Venezuela
Name of coach
Juan Ortiz
Coach from which country?
Venezuela

International debut

Year
1989
Competing for
Venezuela
Location
Maracaibo

General interest

Hobbies
Dancing and reading. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning 5 gold medal in Mexico in 1999. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career
Her parents, her husband and her children. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Hero / Idol
Venezuelan swimmer Rafael Vidal (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Listen to music. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Cooperation is everything." (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)
Other information
RESIDENCE
She lives in El Cua in the province Miranda in Venezuela. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

OCCUPATION
She is a teacher at the Universidad Nacional. (Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

PARALYMPICS
She was the first Venezulan swimmer at the Paralympics.
(Athlete, 26 Aug 2010)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Barcelona 1992 Paralympic Games (Barcelona, Spain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle B3 Heat 1 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke B3 Final Round 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle B2-3 Heat 1 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle B3 Heat 2 6
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heats 11
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 19
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 6