Fernanda González

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Fernanda González
Personal information
Full name María Fernanda González Ramirez
Nickname(s) La Garza. Mafer
Nationality  Mexico
Born (1990-04-25) April 25, 1990 (age 27)
Mexico City, DF, Mexico
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Colorado Stars

María Fernanda González Ramirez (born April 25, 1990)[1] is an Olympic and National record-holding backstroke swimmer from Mexico. She swam for Mexico at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

In March 2012, González was the first of Mexico's swimming qualifiers for the 2012 Olympics.[3]

Career[edit]

As of March 2008, González holds the Mexican Records in the long-course (50m) 50, 100 and 200 backstrokes, as well as in the short-course (25m) 100 and 200 backstrokes.

At the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games, she set the Games Records by winning the 50 and 100 backstroke events (30.61 and 1:04.28). In the 100 back, González also bettered a 20-year-old record set by Costa Rica's Silvia Poll (1:04.43) at the 1986 Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ González's entry at www.sports-reference.com; retrieved 2009-07-05.
  2. ^ González's bio from the 2008 Olympics website; retrieved 2009-07-05.
  3. ^ (Spanish) La campeona solitaria (trans: The lone champion), by Raúl Ochoa, Proceso. Published 2012-03-30; retrieved 2012-04-05.