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Jessica SOBRINO
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born26 May 1994 in Mexico City, MEX
Height1.58 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Naucalpan, MEX
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies - Autonomous University of Mexico State [UAEM]: Toluca de Lerdo, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She got involved in artistic swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
She wanted to follow her sister into the sport.
General Interest
Hobbies
Music, going to restaurants, going to the cinema. (milenio.com, 06 Oct 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the team event at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 30 Aug 2021; 24-horas.mx, 11 Sep 2019)
Hero / Idol
Mexican artistic swimmers Sonia Cardenas and Nuria Diosdado. (la-prensa.com.mx, 27 Nov 2018)
Injuries
She was affected by a back injury in 2020. (milenio.com, 23 Jun 2020)

She damaged her left eardrum in 2013 and has since used an ear plug to avoid any further problems. (matutinografico.com, 30 Aug 2019; criterionoticias.wordpress.com, 20 Nov 2018)

She has undergone surgery to treat a slipped disc in her spine during her career. (matutinografico.com, 30 Aug 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2014 she received a Municipal Sports Award in Naucalpan, Mexico. (edomex.quadratin.com.mx, 06 Dec 2014)
Famous relatives
Her uncle Salvador Sobrino is a diving coach who has worked with the Australian national diving team. (24-horas.mx, 11 Sep 2019)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games in San Salvador, El Salvador, and to compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (encancha.mx, 10 Feb 2021; gob.mx, 10 Feb 2021)
Other information
EARDRUM INJURY
In 2013 she injured her eardrum while acrobatics training. She had taken up diving and cheerleading in order to improve her artistic swimming lifts. She decided to continue competing in artistic swimming despite doctors warning her that there was a risk she could lose her hearing. "My doctor asked me if I wanted to swim or to continue being able to hear, and obviously I decided to keep on swimming. Six years later [speaking in 2019] here I am, using an ear plug. I don't regret my decision because I have experienced wonderful things. Later there will be enough time to undergo surgery or to buy a hearing aid. I like flying. I enjoy being in the air. When I'm in the air and I hear people cheering I feel an emotion that can't be described." (Canal 44 YouTube channel, 02 Sep 2019; matutinografico.com, 30 Aug 2019)

MUSIC MIXING
She has edited the music the Mexican teams use in international competition, including at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "We needed someone who could do the mixing quickly and, since 2010, I have been in charge of it. Sometimes we do up to 100 versions before finding the right one. It's a talent that I discovered that allows me to be helpful, but it could be linked to my future. I'd like to study music production, audio engineering or something like that." (Twitter profile, 30 Aug 2021; efe.com, 25 Apr 2020; matutinografico.com, 30 Aug 2019)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2022 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine  
4 2022 Budapest, HUN Team Highlight 89.366
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 88.733
8 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 85.966
8 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 87.900
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 86.567
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 84.843
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 87.633
9 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 84.530