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SOMELLERA Naomi
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthComalcalco, MEX
Height1.33 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S7, SB7, SM7
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - Anahuac University: Mexico
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
Her father took her to swimming lessons following a medical recommendation.
Club / Team
Veracruz State: Mexico
Name of coach
Jose Pelaez Ampudia [national], MEX
Training Regime
She trains six days a week at the Mexican Paralympic Centre in Mexico City.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Pan Pacific Championships
Location
Pasadena, CA, USA
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two medals at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Mexican Para swimmer Nely Miranda. (razon.com.mx, 08 Oct 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up, just keep going." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She won the 2014 Veracruz State Sports Award in Mexico. (lapolitica.mx, 16 Dec 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris. (razon.com.mx, 08 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She was born with hypochondroplasia and spina bifida, which affects her growth and movement. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 100m Freestyle S7 1:19.20
1 2019 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:40.22
5 2019 400m Freestyle S8 6:00.15
1 2019 50m Freestyle S7 37.28
1 2019 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:41.57
1 2019 50m Butterfly S7 39.38
1 2019 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:17.06
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
7 2015 50m Butterfly S6 41.31
7 2015 50m Freestyle S6 37.45
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:37.40
Heats 2015 100m Butterfly S13 1:12.48
4 2017 100m Freestyle S7 1:20.49
2 2017 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:41.27
4 2017 50m Freestyle S7 37.01
1 2017 50m Butterfly S7 37.76
8 2019 50m Butterfly S7 38.59
6 2019 100m Breaststroke SB7 1:40.81
7 2019 200m Individual Medley SM7 3:13.07
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S7 1:21.12
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S7 38.09