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Paola
Perez
VenezuelaVenezuela, VEN
Female
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
05 April 1991
Residence
Santiago, CHI
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Accounting - Catholic University of Tachira: Venezuela

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three.
Why this sport?
He parents encouraged her to take up swimming.
Club / Team
Stadio Italiano: Santiago, CHI
Name of coach
Juan Carlos Tenorio [club]

General Interest

Awards and honours
She received the Tachira State Order for Sports Merit in 2016. (tachira.gob.ve, 06 Jan 2017)
Famous relatives
Her sister Silvia is a former swimmer who represented Venezuela between 1999 and 2007. Her mother Flora represented Venezuela in synchronised swimming. (lanaciondeportes.com, 17 Dec 2014; Silvia Perez Twitter profile, 17 Jul 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. (marcavinotinto.com, 26 Mar 2018)
Other information
BREAK
She took a break from the sport following the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "It was not a retirement but I took a rest. I cleared my mind and relaxed. I think it is also necessary to take a break and rest, and start again with encouragement." She returned to the sport in 2018 and relocated to Santiago, Chile, to work under coach Juan Carlos Tenorio. (marcavinotinto.com, 26 Mar 2018)