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Rommel
Pacheco
MexicoMexico, MEX
Male
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
12 July 1986
Height
167 cm
Weight
63 kg
Residence
Mérida, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Motivational Speaker
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - University Anahuac del Sur: Mexico City, MEX

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began diving at age nine in Yucatan, Mexico.
Club / Team
Yucatan: Mexico
Name of coach
Ma Jin [national], CHN

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Mexican diver Joaquin Capilla Perez, US basketball player Michael Jordan. (NOC, 2004)
Injuries
In March 2017 he experienced a 14-hour hospital stay due to dehydration before going straight to the pool to compete in the 2017 World Series in Beijing, People's Republic of China. (lajornadamaya.mx, 17 Mar 2017)

In October 2011 he was taken to hospital with dengue fever. (holayucatan.com.mx, 06 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours
In 2013 he was named Best Student-Athlete by Anahuac University in Mexico. (elvigia.net, 12 Dec 2013)
Ambitions
He wants to enter politics after his competitive career, working for sport in Mexico. "I like politics. When a former governor supported me, I realised the importance an elected official has, being able to support both children and sports. I would like to help others in the same way." (expansion.mx, 15 Aug 2016)
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