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MORO Anabel
Sport Para swimming
NPC Argentina   
GenderWomen
Age43
Place of BirthRosario, ARG
Height1.67 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughter Nadia
Residence
Rosario, ARG
Languages
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began practising swimming at age 14. She later took up Para swimming in 2003 in Rosario, Argentina.
Why this sport?
She enjoyed the sport, and also wanted to take part in competitions.
Senior International Debut
Year
2003
Competing for
Argentina
General Interest
Nicknames
Ana (Athens 2004, 24 Aug 2004)
Hobbies
Running, listening to music. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Most influential person in career
Daughter Nadia. (Athlete, 12 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Outdo yourself from day to day." (Athlete, 14 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
A plaque with her name has been unveiled in the 'Paseo de los Olimpicos' [Olympians' Promenade] in Rosario, Argentina in recognition of her competing at four editions of the Paralympic Games between 2004 and 2016. (unsaltodeportivo.com, 28 Dec 2016)

In 2012 she won the Silver Jorge Newbery Award, an annual sports award in Argentina. (unmundoenpaz.blogspot.com.es, 21 Aug 2012)
Impairment
She began losing her vision at age 14 due to bilateral maculopathy. The condition damages the centre of the retina. (lacapital.com.ar, 13 Jan 2017; paradeportes.com, 05 Dec 2014)
Other information
DIFFICULT TIMES
Her mother died five days after Moro returned to Argentina, having competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and her father passed away shortly after the 2015 Parapan American Games. In 2009 she also felt obliged to compete at an event in the United States of America so she would not lose her sporting grant, even though she had just heard about the death of her sister through illness. "Life forced me to make very important decisions that I surely would not have made if I had not been in those extreme situations. Sport also taught me to never quit, to persevere in everything." (lacapital.com.ar, 13 Jan 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
9 2004 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:32.58
11 2008 100m Freestyle S12 1:09.83
9 2008 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:28.35
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S12 1:08.79
Heats 2012 50m Freestyle S12 31.32
7 2012 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:23.42
7 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:22.79
4 2016 50m Freestyle S12 30.01 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003 100m Freestyle S12 1:21.54
1 2003 400m Freestyle S12 6:44.79
1 2003 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:42.94
2 2019 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 49 Points 4:34.73
6 2019 50m Freestyle S12 32.53
6 2019 100m Freestyle S12 1:12.79
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2006 50m Freestyle S12 32.73
9 2006 100m Freestyle S12 1:13.36
3 2006 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:29.81
6 2010 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:31.24
7 2010 100m Freestyle S12 1:10.92
10 2010 100m Backstroke S12 1:27.63
7 2013 100m Freestyle S12 1:08.41
4 2013 200m Individual Medley SM12 2:51.57
Heats 2013 50m Freestyle S12 31.37
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:23.56
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:52.09
8 2015 100m Backstroke S12  DSQ
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:26.46
5 2015 50m Freestyle S12 30.38
6 2017 100m Freestyle S12 1:11.71
6 2017 50m Freestyle S12 31.74
3 2017 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:30.57
Heats 2019 50m Freestyle S12 32.59
Heats 2019 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:32.94
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 50m Freestyle S12 30.91
16 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:08.46
7 2016 100m Backstroke S12 1:24.19