Mexican Paralympic swimmer Fabiola Ramírez Martínez. Photo: Conade

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

Mexican swimmer Fabiola Ramírez Martínez won her country’s first Paralympic medal at the Tokyo games on Wednesday, Aug. 25, earning bronze in the 100-meter backstroke, category S-2.

“I reached the goal line and saw the board and I didn’t believe it, until I turned to see the coaches,” Ramírez Martínez, who suffers from cerebral palsy, later told reporters.

A native of Aguascalientes, Ramírez Martínez previously competed in Beijing 2008 and in Rio 2016.

The Mexican swimmer’s bronze medal represented the 290th for the country in the history of the Paralympic Games.

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