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MexicoMexico, MEX
High diving


Further Personal Information

Date of birth
14 August 1989
165 cm
62 kg
Wife Noelia
Madrid, ESP
English, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up high diving in 2005, having competed in traditional diving since age six.
Why this sport?
At age six he was enrolled into swimming lessons at a municipal swimming pool in Naucalpan, Mexico. "The divers always drew my attention, watching them doing all those spectacular twists." At age 15 he was invited to perform at a diving show in an amusement park in Mexico City, Mexico. Years later, Mexican diver Fernando Platas, one of those he used to watch in Naucalpan, invited him to perform in cliff diving events in Mexico. "I had so much fear. I didn't know what to expect.".

General Interest

Jonny (Facebook profile, 18 Jan 2017)
Watching football, going to the cinema, listening to hip-hop music. (, 14 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Colombian high diver Orlando Duque. (, 17 Feb 2016)
He has sustained minor injuries to his lower back, knees and neck throughout his career. (, 03 Jun 2019)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before a dive he crosses himself and counts from three to one. (, 03 Jun 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be a better athlete, be a better person." (, 17 Feb 2016)
To win gold in the world series. (, 06 Jan 2020)
Other information
Despite being a professional cliff diver he says he cannot overcome fear. "When you lose the fear of what you are doing, you lose respect for it. It's like driving a car while being drunk, you are not respecting your life any more, and that's not good." He says the worst moment is to walk to the platform. "[There] you ask yourself, 'Why am I doing this?' A voice in your head tells you to stop. You think of the risk, in fractures, in getting unconscious, or being dragged by a wave or a river current. You think that you can die there. Once you get up there everything is gone. It is you and the platform." (, 09 Mar 2018;, 30 Jun 2019)

He wants high diving to be included in the Olympic programme so he could accomplish his dream of taking part in the Olympic Games. "Obviously that's the dream of all of us who are in sports. The goal is to compete at the Olympic Games. I think we can do it and I'm sure we will because we are on the right way." (, 06 Jan 2020)

He added ballet sessions in his training, which helped him improve his technique. "I began doing ballet sessions after an advise from my wife who is a flamenco dancer. It helps me with flexibility, elasticity and to have better alignment in my toes. Once I included it I realised how much in common diving has with dancing." (, 07 Dec 2019)