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Adriana JIMÉNEZ
Sport Diving, High Diving
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born20 Jan 1985
Height1.58 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Carlos Puga
Residence
Mexico City, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sports Administration - University of the Valley of Mexico: Mexico
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began diving at age nine, and took up high diving in 2012.
Name of coach
Cesar Cuevas [personal]
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Training Centre in Mexico City, Mexico.
General Interest
Nicknames
Ady (Facebook profile, 14 Aug 2017)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jorge Rueda. (Oncenoticiasipn YouTube channel, 22 May 2017)
Injuries
In 2021 she was affected by injuries to her neck and her back. (jornada.com.mx, 28 Dec 2021)

She had surgery on her right knee in 2019 after sustaining an injury while taking part in a Mexican reality television show. She finished second in the World Series event at Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina on her return to competition in August 2021. (proceso.com.mx, 01 Dec 2019; lamanodedios.com, 31 Oct 2019; Facebook profile, 29 Aug 2021)

A herniated disc prevented her from competing at the 2018 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She had struggled with the same injury throughout the 2017 season. (jornada.com.mx, 06 Nov 2018)

She had operations on her nose and her groin in 2016. (marca.com, 03 May 2017; jornada.unam.mx, 30 Apr 2017)

She had a back injury in 2015. (redbullcliffdiving.com, 03 May 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received the National Sports Award from the Mexican government. (esto.com.mx, 20 Apr 2018)
Other sports
She has represented Mexico in diving and competed in the women's 10m synchronised platform at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan. She is also a black belt in karate. (SportsDeskOnline, 31 Aug 2021; redbull.com, 01 Jan 2021)
Milestones
She became the first diver representing Mexico to win a high diving World Cup event when she claimed victory at the 2017 World Cup in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (marca.com, 03 May 2017; fina.org, 20 Apr 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (jornada.com.mx, 28 Dec 2021)
Other information
REALITY TV INJURY
In 2019 she took part in the Mexican reality television show 'Exatlon' in which contestants compete through a series of physical challenges. A knee injury meant she had to quit the show early, and she did not return to competitive diving until August 2021. (mexico.as.com, 27 Sep 2019)

COMEBACK FROM RETIREMENT
After missing out on selection for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, she decided to retire from diving to focus on her studies. She returned to diving in 2012. "I retired from diving when I was 19 years old, it was a premature retirement. I dedicated myself to studying and doing sports teaching as a cheerleader. Then I began working as the coach of the little kids in the Mexican Olympic Committee's diving school and rekindled old friendships there, and I was invited to take part in a high diving show." (publimetro.com.mx, 05 May 2015)

FURTHER EDUCATION
In 2020 she completed a master's degree in strategies in human capital. (redbull.com, 01 Jan 2021)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2001 Fukuoka, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 240.72
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2003 Rostock, GER 3m Springboard Synchro 233.43