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LOPEZ GOMEZ Valeria Monserrat
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age21
Place of BirthGuadalajara, MEX
Height1.20 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Short stature
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S8, SB7, SM8
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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
16 2016 50m Freestyle S6 39.04 
11 2016 400m Freestyle S6 6:05.96 
12 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:24.78 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2019 400m Freestyle S6 6:05.88
4 2019 100m Backstroke S6 1:45.73
3 2019 50m Freestyle S6 38.33
3 2019 100m Freestyle S6 1:22.77
3 2019 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:37.94
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
4 2015 400m Freestyle S6 6:01.19
Heats 2015 50m Butterfly S6 46.79
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:50.64
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S6 1:24.82