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RAMIREZ Fabiola
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Age30
Place of BirthAguascalientes, MEX
Height1.43 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S3, SB2, SM3
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Lawyer
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Law - University of the Valley of Mexico [UVM]: Mexico City, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age 15.
Why this sport?
She was encouraged to take up swimming in order to improve her mobility.
Club / Team
Aguascalientes State: Mexico
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Mexico
General Interest
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 18 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no limits if you really want something." (ultra.com.mx, 2011)
Awards and honours
She received a State Sports Award in Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 2011, 2013 and 2015. (oem.com.mx, 17 Oct 2015; agssports.com, 01 Mar 2013)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (liderempresarial.com, 24 Jan 2020)
Impairment
She was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita [AMC], resulting in her limbs not fully developing. (pagina24.com.mx, 13 Jul 2016; espndeportes.espn.com, 05 Oct 2016)
Other information
BREAK AND RETURN
After competing at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, she took a two-year break from the sport to focus on her studies at the University of the Valley of Mexico. She continued to train in Para swimming during her break from competition, and decided to return to the sport with a view to competing at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. "It is impossible to leave it, they are habits that are already part of life for people who compete in sport at a professional level. I think it is very difficult to be able to separate yourself from that 100%. Regardless of the fact that I no longer competed, I kept going to train at the pool. Currently [speaking in 2020] I am working in a law firm, at the same time that I am going to train, work and compete." (liderempresarial.com, 24 Jan 2020)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
11 2008 50m Freestyle S3 1:17.92
9 2008 50m Backstroke S3 1:21.71
Heats 2016 100m Freestyle S3 2:34.10
10 2016 50m Backstroke S3 1:08.96 
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
10 2006 50m Freestyle S3 1:39.50
9 2006 100m Freestyle S3 3:29.66
6 2006 200m Freestyle S3 8:04.76
10 2006 50m Backstroke S3 1:41.08
5 2006 50m Butterfly S3 1:34.20
7 2013 50m Freestyle S3 1:13.52
6 2013 50m Backstroke S3 1:14.76
4 2013 50m Butterfly S3 1:18.84
7 2015 50m Backstroke S3 1:15.65