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VIDEO: Liliana Ibáñez, the quickest swimmer in Mexican historical past

This Olympic swimmer has a Masters degree in Urban Development from the University of Texas and is a delegate to the Y20 Youth Summit. Take part and get to know them!

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5, 2021

3 min read

This article was translated using AI technologies from our Spanish edition. Errors can occur as a result of this process.

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Liliana Ibáñez is an Olympic swimmer who is the fastest in the history of Mexico with 100 free meters. She holds a master's degree in urban development from the University of Texas and is a delegate to the Y20 Youth Summit.

This Guanajuato swimmer is one of the most outstanding athletes in Mexico. In October 2020, he had to stop preparing for the Olympic Games because of an operation on his right knee. However, Liliana is ready to wait for the Tokyo meeting, which will be her third Olympic participation after London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Hailing from Celaya, Liliana was the top medalist for Mexico at the 2018 Barranquilla Central American Games, where she won five gold medals, one silver medal and three bronze medals. However, Liliana knows that in the pool, as in life, a stroke makes a difference and that constant preparation, even when you have an injury, is the key to success.

Entrepreneur Masters , – the area in which we offer you lectures, courses and lessons with key players from various industries and high-level executives who you can follow on our official Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube channels – held discussions with the Women who inspire Mexico . These entrepreneurs, athletes and executives will share with us their experiences in their industry, the obstacles they have overcome and how they found their way. We spoke to Liliana to find out how an Olympic champion managed to be physically and mentally successful despite difficulties.

Fastest swimmer sets in Mexico

Image: Liliana Ibáñez via Instagram

During her talk, Liliana Ibáñez gave us the following sentences to inspire you:

1. Overcome obstacles

"Obstacles are part of my life. The more I hear success stories, the more I understand that they are part of the journey."

2. On the way to success

"Success is not a straight line from your location to your goal. It is a series of fluctuations, ups and downs, full of losses and frustrations, followed by success if you try hard enough."

3. About motivation

"If I gave you a summary of my career, how do you go about swimming?" My best successes come after my worst failures. "

4. About mentoring and experience

"You need to surround yourself with people who know. If you can, surround yourself with people who have already achieved it, much better because you will make a lot fewer mistakes if your entire team was new."

5. On perseverance

"I don't know how to give up. You will never regret not giving up."

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