Fernando Platas

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Platas and the second or maternal family name is Álvarez.
Fernando Platas
Personal information
Full name Fernando Fabricio Platas Álvarez
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Born (1973-03-16) March 16, 1973 (age 41)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight 132 lbs (60 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming

Fernando Platas (born March 16, 1973 in Mexico City) is a Mexican diver. He began diving since he was a young boy. In 1990 he won in Germany two tests of 2 and 10 metres, and in that same year he won three gold medals in the Central American Games which took place in Mexico City.

In 1992, he represented Mexico in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and in 1993 he won a silver medal in the FINA Championships.

Winner of the silver medal in the FINA Championships, for 1999 he won the gold medal in the 3 metre springboard.

During the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia he won the silver medal in the 3 metre springboard.

In his résumé, he is also distinguished by winning the Sport National Award in 1995, and he has been twice the standard-bearer of the Mexican Olympic Delegation in the 2000 Summer Olympics and in the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens, Greece.

He ran the National Action Party federal deputy for the Federal Electoral District XXIV Mexico State in the elections of 2009 .

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