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Alejandra OROZCO
Sport Diving
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born19 Apr 1997 in Zapopan, MEX
Height1.56 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Guadalajara, MEX
Occupation
Armed Forces Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age nine.
Why this sport?
She first practised gymnastics but realised she preferred diving.
Club / Team
Jalisco State: Mexico
Name of coach
Ivan Bautista [club, national], MEX
Training Regime
She trains at the Jalisco State Council for Sports Promotion [CODE] facilities in Guadalajara, Mexico.
General Interest
Nicknames
Ale (palcodeportivo.mx, 18 May 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 10m synchronised platform at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and bronze in the same event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (debate.com.mx, 31 Jul 2017; Marca Claro YouTube channel, 27 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Mexican diver Paola Espinosa. (elsoldetampico.com.mx, 06 Jun 2017)
Injuries
In 2021 she underwent surgery on her left shoulder due to a chronic injury in the labrum [cartilage] and joint capsule that had troubled her since 2018. (infobae.com, 15 Sep 2021; espn.com.mx, 15 Sep 2021)

She underwent nasal surgery in 2018. (zocalo.com.mx, 01 Oct 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dreams come true. You have to work hard and fight. At the end the sun will always rise, there will always be a moment of glory." (razon.com.mx, 15 Oct 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2021 she received the Sports Merit Award of Jalisco state in Mexico. (Instagram profile, 20 Nov 2021; razon.com.mx, 15 Oct 2021)

She was Mexico's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, People's Republic of China. (estadiodeportes.mx, 20 Apr 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (infobae.com, 15 Sep 2021)
Other information
OLYMPIC MATURITY
She won her first Olympic medal when she claimed silver at age 15 at the 2012 Games in London. "My story began from the other end with that medal in London. While people say that comes at the end or when you have had plenty of years in sport, I started with it. Those were complicated times as I had to have the commitment and responsibility, but also my personal demands for more, because I could not end my career at 15." After winning her second Olympic medal with bronze at the 2020 Games in Tokyo, she said she was enjoying the sport more than at age 15. "I do not feel like a 15-year-old girl, but I felt like I was at my first Olympic Games. That girl was not aware of where she was but in spite of that gave her all. Maybe Rio de Janeiro [2016 Olympic Games] was when I got a little lost and had self doubts. Now I feel like that girl, but more aware, mature, focused and happy. When I saw a photograph of me at 15 I wanted to get back the innocence and freshness I lost at that time. Now feel I am rescuing those things and adding up all I have learned." (infobae.com, 15 Sep 2021; eleconomista.com.mx, 27 Jul 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform 322.05 
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 299.70 
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform 287.45
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10m Platform Synchro  
2 2012 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 343.32
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform 303.90 
9 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10m Platform Synchro 274.68
6 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Event 399.40
4 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 310.77
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform Synchro 306.39
11 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10m Platform 298.15
Semifinal 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10m Platform 284.35
Grand Prix
Rank Year Venue Event Result
30 2014   10m Platform  
5 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform 327.80
3 2014 Guanajuato, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 292.26
10 2011   10m Platform  
10 2011 Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA 10m Platform 304.80
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Lima, PER 10m Platform 356.10
2 2019 Lima, PER 10m Platform Synchro 307.38
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2020   10m Platform  
9 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform 287.20
6 2020 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 279.06
7 2019 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 288.42
5 2019 Montreal, QC, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 286.62
5 2019 Sagamihara, JPN 10m Platform Synchro 298.38
8 2017 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 261.27
8 2017 Guangzhou, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 262.38
11 2016   10m Platform  
6 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 279.63
7 2016 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 345.00
7 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 328.25
5 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 281.40
12 2015   10m Platform  
9 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 309.65
6 2015 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 278.91
11 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 309.25
3 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 314.10
5 2015 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 308.40
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform 339.80
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 10m Platform Synchro 294.96
10 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform 264.95
6 2015 London, ENG 10m Platform Synchro 274.86
9 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform 326.55
4 2015 Mérida, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 302.70
8 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 329.95
3 2015 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 202.23
12 2014   10m Platform  
6 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 321.35
5 2014 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 300.27
8 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform 302.95
4 2014 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 305.37
12 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform 307.40
5 2014 Monterrey, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 306.60
11 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform 285.55
5 2014 Windsor, ON, CAN 10m Platform Synchro 303.48
8 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform 289.95
4 2013 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 301.08
2 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform 384.65
4 2013 Guadalajara, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 284.22
11 2012   10m Platform  
4 2012   10m Platform Synchro  
2 2012 Beijing, CHN 10m Platform Synchro 327.48
4 2012 Dubai, UAE 10m Platform Synchro 315.09
6 2012 Moscow, RUS 10m Platform 292.55
7 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform 342.95
2 2012 Tijuana, MEX 10m Platform Synchro 338.37