Patricia Villarreal

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Patricia Villarreal
Personal information
Full name Patricia Villarreal Vargas
National team  Mexico
Born (1983-07-05) 5 July 1983 (age 34)
Torreón, Mexico
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Bolles School Sharks (U.S.)
Coach Larry Shofe (U.S.)

Patricia Villarreal Vargas (born June 5, 1983) is a Mexican former swimmer, who specialized in long-distance freestyle events.[1] She represented Mexico, as a 17-year-old, at the 2000 Summer Olympics, and also became a member of Sharks Swim Club at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida under her personal coach Larry Shofe.[2][3]

Villarreal swam only in a long-distance freestyle double at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. She achieved FINA B-standards of 4:22.27 (400 m freestyle) and 8:52.04 (800 m freestyle) from the Mexican Youth Olympic Festival in Hermosillo.[4][5][6] On the second day of the Games, Villarreal placed thirty-third in the 400 m freestyle. Swimming in heat one, she came up with a fantastic swim on the final lap to pick up a third seed in 4:21.03, sufficiently enough for her lifetime best.[7][8] Five days later, in the 800 m freestyle, Villarreal participated in heat one against three other swimmers Ivanka Moralieva of Bulgaria, Lin Chi-chan of Chinese Taipei, and Cecilia Biagioli of Argentina. Starting from last on an early length, she held off a challenge from Lin to grab a second seed and twenty-first overall in 8:54.79, two seconds below her entry standard.[9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Patricia Villarreal". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bolles in the Olympics". Bolles School. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Robb, Sharon (21 October 2000). "Bolles Back To Its Winning Ways". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Startlist (Heat 1)" (PDF). Sydney 2000. Omega Timing. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jorge Carral calificó a Juegos Olímpicos en mil 500 metros libres" [Jorge Carral qualified for 1500m free at the Olympics] (in Spanish). La Jornada. 6 April 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 400m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 189. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Dolan breaks own world mark in 400 IM". Canoe.ca. 17 September 2000. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sydney 2000: Swimming – Women's 800m Freestyle Heat 1" (PDF). Sydney 2000. LA84 Foundation. p. 195. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Results from the Summer Olympics – Swimming (Women's 800m Freestyle)". Canoe.ca. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Pésima actuación de los mexicanos" [Poor performance for the Mexicans] (in Spanish). Esmas.com. 21 September 2000. Archived from the original on 16 March 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2013.