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GONZALEZ Doramitzi
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age37
Place of BirthMorelia, MEX
Height1.62 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Classification
S6, SB6, SM6
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Public Speaker, Student
Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Sports Marketing - Valle de Mexico University [UVM]: Mexico City, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 1988 at age five.
Why this sport?
Her mother enrolled her in a summer camp where she tried several sports, and she liked swimming the most.
Name of coach
Fernando Velez, MEX, from 1999
Training Regime
She trains at the Mexican Paralympic Centre [CEPAMEX].
Senior International Debut
Year
2000
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Sydney, NSW, AUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Mitzi, Dora (mimorelia.com, 01 Mar 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning five medals and breaking three world records at the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her family, club and coach. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US basketballer Michael Jordan, her mother. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Injuries
She had surgery twice in 2012 and believes the operations affected her performance at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. She previously had shoulder surgery in 2010, which required nine months of rehabilitation. (mediotiempo.com.mx, 01 Sep 2012; mimorelia.com, 01 Mar 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Think big and you will become big." (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
She won the Mexican Sports Award in 2004. (deporte.org.mx, 03 Nov 2004)
Other information
MOST DECORATED
Following the 2012 Paralympic Games in London, she was the Mexican athlete with the most number of medals won at the Paralympic Games with five gold, three silver and three bronze. She won her medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Games, but did not win a medal at London 2012. (eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx, 17 Sep 2014; Twitter profile, 15 Apr 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2000 50m Freestyle S6 36.02 
2 2000 100m Freestyle S6 1:20.10 
1 2000 100m Backstroke S6 1:34.73 
3 2000 50m Butterfly S6 42.47 
7 2000 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:47.94
6 2000 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:44.79
1 2004 50m Freestyle S6 36.14
1 2004 100m Freestyle S6 1:17.43
1 2004 400m Freestyle S6 5:49.18
3 2004 100m Backstroke S6 1:34.47
2 2004 50m Butterfly S6 41.03
8 2004 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:37.14
7 2004 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 4:07.09
  2004 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  DSQ
2 2008 50m Freestyle S6 36.52
3 2008 100m Freestyle S6 1:19.36
5 2008 400m Freestyle S6 6:06.84
6 2008 100m Backstroke S6 1:36.90
9 2008 50m Butterfly S6 44.00
Heats 2012 100m Backstroke S6 1:39.32
8 2012 400m Freestyle S6 6:29.51
Heat 2012 50m Freestyle S6  DSQ
Heats 2012 50m Butterfly S6 44.41
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S6 1:24.32
Heats 2016 100m Backstroke S6 1:40.71
10 2016 50m Freestyle S6 37.89 
11 2016 100m Freestyle S6 1:24.32 
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2003 50m Freestyle S6 37.42
1 2003 100m Freestyle S6 1:27.09
1 2003 400m Freestyle S6 6:25.22
1 2003 100m Backstroke S6 1:41.09
1 2003 50m Butterfly S6 42.52
1 2003 200m Individual Medley SM6 3:49.45
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2006 50m Freestyle S6 37.88
1 2006 100m Freestyle S6 1:21.34
2 2006 400m Freestyle S6 6:07.35
6 2006 100m Backstroke S6 1:38.64
5 2006 50m Butterfly S6 44.93
9 2006 200m Individual Medley SM6 4:00.45
2 2006 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:30.15
3 2006 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:59.14
8 2015 400m Freestyle S6 6:06.42
8 2015 50m Freestyle S6 38.20
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S6 1:45.54
8 2015 100m Freestyle S6 1:27.09