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Arantxa
Chávez
MexicoMexico, MEX
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 January 1991
Height
157 cm
Weight
59 kg
Residence
Guadalajara, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Nutrition - University of the Valley of Mexico: Guadalajara, MEX

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age six.
Why this sport?
Her parents encouraged her to try the sport because she was a hyperactive child and needed an outlet for all her energy.
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico
Name of coach
Ivan Bautista [club], MEX

General Interest

Injuries
She had appendicitis in April 2014 and was forced to miss a round of the World Cup. (laaficion.milenio.com, 12 Apr 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough." (Instagram profile, 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2010 she won the Sports Merit Medal [along with a sport grant] awarded by the Regional Government of Guadalajara, Mexico. (comudeguadalajara.gob.mx, 14 Dec 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (marca.com, 01 Nov 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT THOUGHTS
After not qualifying to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro she considered quitting the sport. She was out of the sport for eight months before returning to training. "I was disappointed for not qualifying for the Games and decided to go away. I talked to my coach and he gave me options to work. Winning my individual medal [at the 2017 World University Games in Chinese Taipei] made me think and realise what I would lose if I retire." (marca.com, 01 Nov 2017; esto.com.mx, 01 Sep 2017)