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Nuria
Diosdado
MexicoMexico, MEX
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
22 August 1990
Height
170 cm
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete, Business Owner
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - Anahuac University: Mexico

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five, and began competing at age eight.
Why this sport?
She thought artistic swimming was a beautiful sport and a good way to express herself. She was inspired to compete in the sport after watching the Mexican team perform at the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico
Name of coach
Adriana Loftus [national], MEX; Ofelia Pedrero Garcia [national], MEX
Training Regime
She trains up to eight hours a day at the National High Performance Centre [CNAR] in Mexico City, Mexico. Her routine includes strength, fitness, stretching and swimming one to two kilometres per day.

General Interest

Nicknames
Nutria [Spanish for Otter] (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Hobbies
Reading, listening to music. (actitudfem.com, 24 Feb 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (revistainspiras.com, 17 May 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual. (revistainspiras.com, 17 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The sky is the limit." (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Awards and honours
She received the Jalisco State Sports Award in 2018. (lider919.com, 17 Oct 2018)

In 2015 she earned the Jalisco State's Sports Merit Award. (estoenlinea.oem.com.mx, 29 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (informador.mx, 02 Nov 2018)
Other information
BUSINESS
She runs Cola de Pez, a swimming and sports equipment company in Mexico. (revistainspiras.com, 17 May 2018; Facebook profile, 10 May 2018)

SUSPENSION
In 2010 she tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. She was suspended for six months and stripped of all six gold medals she won at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. (milenio.com, 13 Sep 2011; informador.com.mx, 05 Aug 2010)

FUTURE PLANS
She aspires to compete in triathlon events and to work as an artistic swimming official, following her retirement from the sport. "I would like to give back to sport some of what sport gave to me. I would like to be athletes' sponsor, create synchronised swimming clinics and to head this sport at federation level. I think more officials with athlete background are needed." (espn.com.mx, 15 Aug 2016; marca.com, 08 Mar 2017)

FURTHER STUDIES
She has a master's degree in marketing. (espn.com.mx, 15 Aug 2016)