María de los Ángeles Ortiz

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Gold in London in 2012
María de los Ángeles Ortiz
Medal record
Track and field (F57/58)
Representing  Mexico
Paralympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing Shot Putt - F57/58

María de los Ángeles Ortíz Hernández (18 February 1973 in Comalcalco, Tabasco[1][2]) is a paralympian athlete from Mexico competing mainly in category F57/58 shot putt events.[3]

She competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There, she won a silver medal in the women's shot putt F57/F58 event. Three years later she won the gold medal and world record in the same event at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships held in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2011 won the gold medal and new world record in the Parapanamericans Games in Guadalajara, México, and silver medal in discus throw.

She became double Paralympic Champion by winning gold in London 2012 and Rio 2016.[4]

She is daughter of Víctor Ángel Ortiz Tenorio, a baseball player.

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  1. ^ "María de los Ángeles Ortiz Hernández, nació el 18 de febrero de 1973 en Comalcalco Tabasco, y desde los 16 años se vino a vivir a Veracruz, por lo que se siente “tabasveracruzana “."
  2. ^ Parapanamericanos 2011 - deporte.org.mx
  3. ^ MARÍA DE LOS ÁNGELES ORTIZ, LA GUERRERA: “QUIERO UNA VEJEZ TRANQUILA, SI EL CÁNCER NO ME GANA” 10 Aug 2011 "La campeona mundial paraolímpica, María de los Ángeles Ortíz Hernández, tiene récord mundial en lanzamiento de bala de 11.21 metros, y en disco con 30.08 metros. Espera dos ciclos olímpicos más para su retiro en el 2016 en Rio de Janeiro."
  4. ^ "¡Otro oro para Ángeles Ortiz!". Sportspedia México. Sportspedia México. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 

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