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RUVALCABA NUŅEZ Paola Lizette
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age22
Place of BirthGuadalajara, MEX
Height1.37 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Guadalajara, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 11 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Why this sport?
"I am passionate about swimming."
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico
Name of coach
Margarita Hernandez Contreras [personal], from 2016
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Her performance at the 2017 Can Am Championships in Windsor, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
US Para swimmer Jessica Long. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always move forward." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Sports Merit Medal in Guadalajara, Mexico. (informador.mx, 18 Dec 2018)
Impairment
Her impairment is the result of septic arthritis and a bone infection. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2019 100m Backstroke S8 1:24.77
2 2019 400m Freestyle S8 5:18.38
1 2019 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:41.57
2 2019 50m Freestyle S8 34.01
2 2019 100m Freestyle S8 1:12.42
1 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:48.22
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 100m Freestyle S8 1:13.92
4 2017 400m Freestyle S8 5:27.42