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HERNANDEZ Virginia
Sport Para athletics, Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age52
Place of BirthMexico City, MEX
Height1.48 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
S2, SB1, SM2
Further Personal Information
Family
Daughters Arleet and Alejandra
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 20 in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She enjoys feeling fit and representing Mexico at international events.
General Interest
Nicknames
Vicky (sinembargo.mx, 28 May 2013)
Impairment
Her impairment is a result of the effects of polio. She was diagnosed with the illness at age two. (sinembargo.mx, 28 May 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
7 1996 50m Freestyle S3 1:31.19 
6 1996 100m Freestyle S3 3:12.71 
8 1996 50m Backstroke S3 1:45.89 
4 2000 50m Freestyle S2 1:28.38 
3 2000 100m Freestyle S2 3:04.46 
4 2000 50m Backstroke S2 1:36.28 
7 2000 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:47.94
5 2004 50m Freestyle S2 1:40.76
5 2004 100m Freestyle S2 3:28.81
5 2004 50m Backstroke S2 1:42.56
7 2004 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 4:07.09
  2004 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points  DSQ
9 2008 50m Backstroke S2 1:41.87
ParaPan American Games - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
2 2003 50m Freestyle S2 1:40.21
1 2003 100m Freestyle S2 3:23.48
1 2003 200m Freestyle S2 7:02.25
2 2003 50m Backstroke S2 1:43.35
1 2003 50m Breaststroke SB1 2:02.21
1 2003 150m Individual Medley SM2 5:53.69
World Championships - Para swimming
Rank Year Event Result
3 1998 100m Freestyle S2 3:07.35
1 1998 200m Freestyle S2 6:11.48
1 1998 50m Breaststroke SB1 2:34.21
1 1998 150m Individual Medley SM2 6:15.35
4 2002 50m Freestyle S2 1:36.83
2 2002 100m Freestyle S2 3:19.17
4 2002 200m Freestyle S2 7:12.69
4 2002 50m Backstroke S2 1:43.75
1 2002 150m Individual Medley SM2 5:49.29
4 2002 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 4:39.96
4 2002 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 5:00.88
5 2006 50m Freestyle S2 1:42.71
5 2006 100m Freestyle S2 3:27.87
4 2006 200m Freestyle S2 6:54.29
6 2006 50m Backstroke S2 1:44.06
  2006 50m Breaststroke SB1  DSQ
7 2010 50m Freestyle S2 1:39.48
6 2010 200m Freestyle S2 6:45.85
6 2010 50m Backstroke S2 1:37.40
5 2010 50m Breaststroke SB2 2:02.68
6 2010 100m Freestyle S2 3:17.46