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Dolores HERNÁNDEZ
Sport Diving
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born21 May 1997 in Veracruz, MEX
Height1.62 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Victor Ochoa
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Marketing - University of Pedregal: Mexico City, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age eight. At age 12 she left home in Veracruz, Mexico, and moved to Mexico City in order to further her training.
Why this sport?
Her parents wanted her to practise sports when she got to age eight. She took up diving in order to spend more time in the swimming pool due to the high temperatures in Veracruz, Mexico. She began considering competitive sport after taking part in her first national competition at age nine. "I was the only one of the team who did badly, so I wanted some type of rematch, and to compete more so I would know if I was good enough."
Name of coach
Ma Jin [national], CHN
General Interest
Nicknames
Lolita, Lola (televisa.com, 14 Mar 2015; potenciadeportiva.mx, 08 Mar 2013)
Hobbies
Spending time with family and friends. (Twitter profile, 08 May 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in 3m springboard at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (revistaestilo.com.mx, 15 Sep 2021)
Hero / Idol
Chinese diver Guo Jingjing. (revistaestilo.com.mx, 15 Sep 2021)
Injuries
In March 2020 she had surgery on two hernias in her back. (espn.com.mx, 15 Mar 2020)

She sustained a back injury [herniated disc] in May 2018. The injury prevented her from competing at the 2018 World Cup event in Wuhan, People's Republic of China, and the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. (jornada.unam.mx, 26 May 2018; milenio.com, 26 Jun 2018; diariodexalapa.com.mx, 31 Aug 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"No matter how short the road is, whoever treads it leaves a mark." (Instagram profile, 26 Mar 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2020 she received the Veracruz State Sports Award in Mexico. (masnoticias.mx, 11 Nov 2020; eluniversalveracruz.com.mx, 18 Oct 2016; alcalordeportivo.com.mx, 18 Oct 2016)

In 2019 she received the Sports Merit Medal from the Mexico City Congress. (com.org.mx, 04 May 2021)

She was flag bearer for Mexico at the opening ceremony of the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. (elmanana.com, 28 Jun 2019)
Famous relatives
Her partner Victor Ochoa has competed in judo at international level for Mexico and competed at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 May 2021; Facebook profile, 10 May 2021)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (revistaestilo.com.mx, 15 Sep 2021)
Other information
TRAGEDY
She won a gold medal in her first event at the 2017 World University Games in Chinese Taipei. While competing in her second event she was informed that her brother Antonio had been hospitalised after falling from an elevated height. He would later die of his injuries. "I remember that I was leading my competition when my coach approached me and told me the news. She asked me if I wanted to continue competing. I knew I could win a medal but my pain was unbearable. I saw my gold medal and felt happy, that gave me strength, but I also remembered my brother." (jornada.unam.mx, 10 Sep 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 3m Springboard Synchro 275.10
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 3m Springboard 293.05
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard 240.90
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR 3m Springboard Synchro 288.30 
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 3m Springboard 285.05
11 2017 Budapest, HUN 1m Springboard 257.20
11 2015 Kazan, RUS 1m Springboard 241.90
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 263.70
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 308.40 
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 1m Springboard 272.40
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 305.10
3 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 293.31
2 2018 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 284.10
2 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard 326.15
3 2015 León, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 257.40
5 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 324.60
7 2015 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 263.40
27 2014   3m Springboard  
4 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard 318.45
1 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 295.20
2 2013   3m Springboard  
2 2013 Madrid, ESP 3m Springboard 329.10
5 2013 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard 303.30
25 2012   3m Springboard  
8 2012 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard 299.10
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Lima, PER 1m Springboard 273.15
2 2019 Lima, PER 3m Springboard 339.60
3 2019 Lima, PER 3m Springboard Synchro 285.00
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 283.20
6 2017 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 287.10
4 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 318.99
4 2017 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 298.74
5 2017 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 300.39
11 2016   3m Springboard  
5 2016 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 287.37
9 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 323.25
4 2016 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 301.89
10 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 246.00
2 2016 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 327.06
8 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 329.30
3 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 313.65
8 2015   3m Springboard  
5 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard 324.45
3 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 293.10
4 2015 Beijing, CHN 3m Springboard Synchro 289.80
5 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard 318.00
4 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 302.40
3 2015 Dubai, UAE 3m Springboard Synchro 303.90
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard 312.45
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 3m Springboard Synchro 300.30
7 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard 312.45
4 2015 London, ENG 3m Springboard Synchro 290.40
11 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard 283.30
4 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 301.80
4 2015 Mérida, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 301.20
11 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard 283.25
2 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 3m Springboard Synchro 299.70
17 2014   3m Springboard  
8 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard 309.20
2 2014 Monterrey, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 313.50
2 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 3m Springboard Synchro 313.20