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Karem ACHACH
Sport Synchronised Swimming
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born25 Feb 1991 in Mérida, MEX
Height1.69 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Mexico
Occupation
Armed Forces, Athlete, Politician, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration - Anahuac University: Huixquilucan de Degollado, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age seven in Merida, Mexico.
Name of coach
Adriana Loftus [national], MEX
Training Regime
She trains up to eight hours a day at the National High Performance Centre [CNAR] in Mexico City, Mexico.
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Mexico
Tournament
Central American and Caribbean Games
Location
Mayagüez, PUR
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching films. (lajornadamaya.mx, 01 Oct 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games, and winning two silver medals at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Adriana Loftus, and her family. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016; elfinanciero.com.mx, 19 Dec 2017)
Hero / Idol
Russian artistic swimmer Natalia Ishchenko. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016)
Injuries
In 2015 she suffered from a left shoulder injury. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are no limits." (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Sports Merit Award of Yucatan State in Mexico. (yucatanahora.mx, 26 Oct 2018)

She received the State Prize of Sport in Yucatan, Mexico, in 2014, 2016 and 2018. (sincro.mx, 18 Oct 2016, 16 Oct 2018)
Famous relatives
Her father has served as mayor of Tecoh, Mexico. Her grandfather has also served as a mayor in Mexico. (sipse.com, 01 May 2018; lajornadamaya.mx, 24 Aug 2018)
Ambitions
To compete in the team event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (lajornadamaya.mx, 01 Oct 2018)
Other information
POLITICS
In 2018 she joined the councillors staff for National Action Party [PAN] politician Renan Barrera Concha in Mexico. Following his election as mayor of Merida, Mexico, in 2018 she began working as a councillor in Merida town hall. "I want to be a change factor and support Yucatan's sport." (yucatan.com.mx, 15 Feb 2018; sipse.com, 01 May 2018; lajornadamaya.mx, 01 Oct 2018; contactohoy.com.mx, 25 Aug 2018; laverdadnoticias.com, 23 Aug 2018)

OTHER STUDIES
She has also studied for a master's degree in marketing. (sincro.mx, 16 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
11 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 170.994
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
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
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 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 83.300
11 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 85.730