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PORRAS IZQUIERDO Nadia Cristina
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age28
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Classification
S5, SB5, SM5
Further Personal Information
Residence
Torreon, MEX
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Universidad del Valle de México [UVM]: Torreon, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She started in 2007 at the YMCA in Torreon.
Why this sport?
Because she loves it and it is also good for her health.
Name of coach
Jose Pelaez
Coach from which country?
Cuba
Coach from what year?
2010
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Mexico
Location
Brazil
General Interest
Nicknames
Coto. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Hobbies
Reading, making speeches, listening to music. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Most influential person in career
Her family and her local coach. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Hero / Idol
Her mother. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The real competition is yourself, the others are only part of the game."

"Don´t worry, swim happy." (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Ambitions
To give to her country more positive results and to study for a BA in International Relations. (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Other information
DISABILITY
She has Osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic bone disorder. (ns.elsiglo.mx, 22 Sep 2008)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
10 2008 200m Freestyle S5 3:36.09
9 2008 50m Backstroke S5 56.42
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
15 2006 50m Freestyle S5 56.32
12 2006 100m Freestyle S5 1:53.28
10 2006 200m Freestyle S5 4:00.06
11 2006 50m Backstroke S5 1:02.43
2 2006 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:30.15
3 2006 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:59.14
13 2010 50m Freestyle S5 50.98
9 2010 50m Backstroke S5 56.17
3 2010 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 20 Points 3:24.48
7 2010 200m Freestyle S5 3:47.49
8 2010 4 x 50m Medley Relay 20 Points 3:45.82
10 2010 100m Freestyle S5 1:48.73