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Nuria DIOSDADO
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born22 Aug 1990 in Guadalajara, MEX
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Husband Javier
Residence
Mexico
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - Anahuac University: Mexico
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five and began competing at age eight.
Why this sport?
She thought artistic swimming was a beautiful sport and a good way to express herself. She was inspired to compete in the sport after watching the Mexican team perform at the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain.
Name of coach
Adriana Loftus [national], MEX
General Interest
Nicknames
Nutria [Spanish for otter]. (Athlete, 16 Mar 2007)
Hobbies
Spending time with friends, playing the piano, going to the cinema. (milenio.com, 05 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the team and duet events at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Jan 2020; marca.com, 01 Aug 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (revistainspiras.com, 17 May 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual. (revistainspiras.com, 17 May 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Let everything you do be guided by your passion and conviction to reach a goal, no matter how difficult it may seem." (Instagram profile, 20 Apr 2021)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she received the Jalisco Award from the Jalisco state government in Mexico. The awards recognise the state's best representatives in the areas of science, sports and culture. She had previously received the 2018 Jalisco Sports Award. (eloccidental.com.mx, 10 Nov 2020; lider919.com, 17 Oct 2018)

In 2015 she was presented with the Sports Merit Award in Jalisco, Mexico. (estoenlinea.oem.com.mx, 29 Dec 2015)
Other information
LATE ROUTINE CHANGE
In early 2021 she, her teammate Joana Jimenez and their coach Adriana Loftus decided to make significant changes to their duet routine in order to make it more competitive ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "We had an exhibition in Guadalajara [Mexico] and a few days before we had seen some of our rivals and realised that our routine was not that competitive in terms of music. There are some tunes that no matter how fast they can be played, there is a rhythm and a melody that have to be respected." They then decided to create a routine based on the fast rhythm song, Michael Sembello's 'Maniac'. "It was mutual agreement and my teammate and our coaches agreed that it was very risky to change, about three-and-a-half months before the competition, a routine that has been practised for over a year. But we have the technical level of performance. We added new music and the goal is that people on TV and judges connect with us in those two-and-a-half minutes. People who have seen the routine have told us that it transmits a lot of energy and that was exactly what we wanted." (lifeandstyle.expansion.mx, 30 May 2021)

FUTURE PLANS
She hopes to continue working in artistic swimming after she has retired from competing in the sport. "I would like to give back to sport some of what sport has given to me. I would like to sponsor athletes, create synchronised swimming clinics and to head the sport at federation level. I think more officials with an athletic background are needed. Most of us athletes are never taught how to direct ourselves, speak, answer media and manage a media crisis. I'd love to launch a project for athletes that supports them in their personal development and in their retirement because, now that I find myself in the final stage of my career, I realise there is no one who can guide me, who could tell me what to do and how to be prepared." (lifeandstyle.expansion.mx, 30 May 2021; marca.com, 08 Mar 2017; espn.com.mx, 15 Aug 2016)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She and some of her teammates from the Mexican national team have ran an artistic swimming equipment company in Mexico called Cola de Pez.(Facebook profile, 16 Dec 2019; milenio.com, 05 Jan 2019; revistainspiras.com, 17 May 2018)

FURTHER STUDIES
She has studied master's degrees in marketing and public image. (lifeandstyle.expansion.mx, 30 May 2021; anahuac.mx, 11 Sep 2020)

SANCTION
In 2010 she tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. She was suspended for a year and stripped of the six gold medals she won at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. She said she ingested the substance via cough syrup that her father, a doctor, had prescribed for her. "I made a serious mistake, not being aware of the contents of the medicine I took, but that medicine did not make me stronger." (jornada.com.mx, 08 Feb 2016; milenio.com, 13 Sep 2011; informador.mx, 07 Aug 2010, 05 Aug 2010)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN Duet 173.185
11 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 170.994
Preliminary round 2012 London, ENG Duet 166.610
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2022 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 87.193
7 2022 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine  
7 2022 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 88.033
4 2022 Budapest, HUN Team Highlight 89.366
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
11 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 84.993 
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
11 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 86.100
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination  
8 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 85.966
8 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 87.900
10 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 85.259
10 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 86.533
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 84.843
9 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 86.567
8 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 87.633
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 85.533
10 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 83.830
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Free Routine 82.820
9 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 84.430
11 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 83.700
9 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 84.530
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 83.040
12 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 83.800
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine  
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 85.167
10 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 86.833
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Team Technical Routine  
10 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Free Routine Combination 87.333
Preliminary Round 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Team Free Routine  
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2014 Beijing, CHN Total 359.167
4 2013 Mexico City, MEX Total 370.333 
5 2012 Mexico City, MEX Total 371.588
7 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Total 264.000