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Melissa VILLASENOR
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Mexico   
GenderWomen
Born24 Jun 1994
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Monterrey, MEX
Occupation
Analyst
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Food Technology - Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education [ITESM]: Monterrey, MEX
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four at the Deportivo Contry club in Mexico.
Why this sport?
She began the sport with her sisters because her mother wanted them to learn how to swim.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the world championships. (atletasla.com, 06 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
US swimmers Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps, Mexican swimmer Rita Medrano. (atletasla.com, 06 Jul 2017)
Famous relatives
Her sisters Lourdes and Sabrina have both competed in swimming at national level. (regiodeporte.com, 06 May 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
29 2015 Kazan, RUS 5km 1:04:40.3
43 2013 Barcelona, ESP 10km 2:05:21.1
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
51 2015 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:00:05.00
21 2014 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:16:53
39 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:21:15.80
18 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:13:24.17