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Dolores
Hernández
MexicoMexico, MEX
Female
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
21 May 1997
Height
162 cm
Weight
62 kg
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age eight. At age 12 she left home in Veracruz, Mexico, and moved to Mexico City in order to further her training.
Club / Team
Veracruz State: Mexico
Name of coach
Ma Jin [national], CHN

General Interest

Nicknames
Lolita, Lola (televisa.com, 14 Mar 2015; potenciadeportiva.mx, 08 Mar 2013)
Hobbies
Spending time with her family and friends. (Twitter profile, 05 Jun 2018)
Injuries
She sustained a minor back injury in May 2018 that prevented her from competing at the 2018 World Cup in Wuhan, People's Republic of China. (jornada.unam.mx, 26 May 2018)
Awards and honours
She was presented Veracruz state's Sports Award in 2012, 2014 and 2016. (eluniversalveracruz.com.mx, 18 Oct 2016; alcalordeportivo.com.mx, 18 Oct 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (eluniversal.com.mx, 28 Jan 2018)
Other information
TRAGEDY
She won a gold medal in her first event at the 2017 World University Games in Chinese Taipei. While competing in her second event she was informed that her brother Antonio was hospitalised and later died after falling from an elevated height. She immediately returned to Mexico. "I remember that I was leading my competition when my coach approached me and told me the news. She asked me if I wanted to continue competing. I knew I could win a medal but my pain was unbearable. I saw my gold medal and felt happy, that gave me strength, but I also remembered my brother." (jornada.unam.mx, 10 Sep 2017)