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ALC┴ZAR Matilde
Sport Para swimming
NPC Mexico   
Place of BirthMexico City, MEX
Height1.54 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
S11, SB11, SM11
Further Personal Information
Mexico City, MEX
English, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - National Autonomous University of Mexico [UNAM]: Mexico City, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three. She took up Para sport at age nine in Mexico City, Mexico.
Why this sport?
She was involved in goalball and athletics when she was younger, but decided to focus on swimming. "I started to compete and I liked the adrenaline."
Club / Team
Mexico City: Mexico
Name of coach
Ulises Menendez [national]
General Interest
Maty (Athlete, 25 Oct 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning three medals at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (, 24 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her mother. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Success is for everybody, but it has to be built every single day." (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017)
Awards and honours
She received the 2019 Mexico City State Sports Award in recognition of her achievements during the period from 11 October 2018 to 10 October 2019. (, 05 Nov 2019)

She has received the 'Luchador Olmeca' Award as an Outstanding Athlete of the Visually Impaired Sports National Federation in Mexico. (, 19 Apr 2018)
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (, 08 Jul 2020)
She was born with strabismus, a condition that means the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object. (, 19 Mar 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 400m Freestyle S12 5:49.15
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM12 3:07.19
Heat 2012 100m Backstroke S12 1:34.39
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB12 1:35.43
ParaPan American Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2019 100m Backstroke S11 1:27.48
1 2019 400m Freestyle S11 5:35.91
1 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:15.23
3 2019 50m Freestyle S11 35.78
2 2019 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:40.30
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2015 100m Backstroke S13 1:28.68
1 2017 100m Freestyle S11 1:17.52
3 2017 100m Backstroke S11 1:29.12
2 2017 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:40.55
Heats 2019 100m Backstroke S11 1:28.23
8 2019 100m Breaststroke SB11 1:41.97
7 2019 200m Individual Medley SM11 3:10.13
Heats 2019 100m Freestyle S11 1:17.16
4 2019 400m Freestyle S11 5:36.84