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Valeria Monserrat Lopez Gomez

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6

Further personal information

Residence
Guadalajara, MEX
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
Her father enrolled her in swimming lessons.
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico
Name of coach
Margarita Hernandez [club]

General interest

Impairment
She was diagnosed with Morquio syndrome at age 13. (deporte.org.mx, 03 Aug 2015)
Other information
IMPAIRMENT
She has Morquio syndrome, and those with the condition usually stop growing at about age eight. "This disease is very rare in Mexico. Swimming has helped me to push my own limits and given me more confidence. Thanks to swimming, I am not in a wheelchair. I keep on walking and living a normal life." (deporte.org.mx, 03 Aug 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Final 1 2015-07-13 4
Women's 50 m Butterfly S6 Heat 1 2015-07-15 12
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM6 Heat 2 2015-07-17 13
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 2 2015-07-19 10
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-10 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S6 Heat 1 2016-09-13 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S6 Heat 3 2016-09-17 5