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VELOZ Ivan
Mexico
MEX
Title
Mr
Lastname
VELOZ
Firstname
Ivan
Gender
male
Country
Mexico
Place of birth
Parras, Coahuila
Year of birth
1991 (31 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Aerobic Gymnastics
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Occupation
Athlete
Education
Computer Engineering - Autonomous University of Coahuila, Saltillo, MEX
Spoken languages
Spanish
Coach
Martha Rodriguez Leyva [personal], MEX, from 2002
Injuries
In 2016 he had surgery on a meniscus injury in his right knee, which resulted in him missing part of the 2016/17 season. (zocalo.com.mx, 24 Oct 2017; marca.com, 20 Jun 2020)
Start sporting career
He began practising artistic gymnastics at age four in Parra, Mexico. He took up aerobics at age 10 in Saltillo, Mexico. (elregio.com, 24 Apr 2015; reporteindigo.com, 21 Dec 2020)
Reason for taking up the sport
He practised artistic gymnastics since a young age but after he and his family moved to Saltillo, Mexico, he was encouraged by coach Martha Rodriguez to enter try aerobics. He also had a short stint in diving, but he returned to aerobics. "I like the mix between physical and mental skills, and to have a connection with the judges and the people, to make them feel the thrill." (gimnasialatina.com, 18 Mar 2018; reporteindigo.com, 21 Dec 2020)
Milestones
He became the first Mexican aerobic gymnast to win a gold medal at the world championships after finishing first in the individual event at the 2014 edition in Cancun, Mexico. (SportsDeskOnline, 04 May 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Championships in Guimaraes, Portugal. (unotv.com, 10 Mar 2022)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the individual event at the 2014 World Championships in Cancun, Mexico. (reporteindigo.com, 21 Dec 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 03 May 2021)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (gimnasialatina.com, 18 Mar 2018)
Philosophy / Motto
"Don't do it until you get it right, do it until you cannot get it wrong." (Instagram profile, 14 Dec 2015)
Awards
He was a recipient of the Coahuila State Youth Award for Sports Merit in 2020 in Mexico. (noticierosgrem.com.mx, 11 Nov 2020)

He received the Saltillo Youth Award in 2014. (saltillo.gob.mx, 10 Oct 2014)

He was presented with the Coahuila State Sports Award in 2011 in Mexico. (elsiglodetorreon.com.mx, 22 Oct 2011)
Additional information
General
OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE
He performed in the aerobics exhibition gala at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I feel very proud and thankful. I hope that one day my sport could be in the Olympic programme." He says he would like to be involved in the sport in case it were eventually added to the Olympic programme. "I don't think I will have the chance to compete at the Games, but it eventually will come and then I would like to be involved even as a judge or as an official, which would be a bright end of my career." (vanguardia.com.mx, 06 Jul 2016; unotv.com, 10 Mar 2022)

FURTHER EDUCATION
He has studied for a master's degree in administration at the Autonomous University of Coahuila in Saltillo, Mexico. (elregio.com, 24 Apr 2015)

OTHER ROLES
In 2022 he was named aerobics gymnastics representative at the Pan American Gymnastics Union [UPAG]. "We are working to spread aerobic gymnastics to more countries where it is still not practised but where there are teams and clubs that could compete. With this, we are looking to introduce the sport into the Pan American Games programme which would be an enormous step for international exposition." (caribempresarial.com, 16 Mar 2022)

Last update : 2022-05-30

World Championships

2022 - 17th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships GUIMARAES (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
7
Score Final
20.000
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
20.600

2021 - 16th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships BAKU (AZE)

Men Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
20.750

2018 - 15th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships GUIMARAES (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
3
Score Final
22.300
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
21.675
Team
Rank Final
12
Score Final
78.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2016 - 14th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and 7th World Age Group Competitions INCHEON (KOR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
3
Score Final
22.200
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
22.050
Mixed Pair
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
30
Score Qualif.
17.800

2014 - 13th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and 6th World Age Group Competitions CANCUN (MEX)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
22.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
22.250
Trio
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
20.250
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
51.000
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-

2012 - 12th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships SOFIA (BUL)

Men Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
20.450
Trio
Rank Final
7
Score Final
20.400
Rank Qualif.
9
Score Qualif.
20.550
World Cup

2022 - FIG World Cup 2022 CANTANHEDE (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
5
Score Final
20.200
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
19.650
Continental Championships

2021 - 2021 Pan American Championship OAXTEPEC (MEX)

Men Individual
Rank Final
2
Score Final
21.750
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
21.500
World / Challenge Cup

2019 - 30th Suzuki FIG World Cup 2019 TOKYO (JPN)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
22.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
22.350

2019 - 6th Cantanhede FIG World Cup 2019 CANTANHEDE (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
6
Score Final
20.950
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
21.400

2018 - 29th FIG Suzuki World Cup Cat. B TOKYO (JPN)

Men Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
19.350

2018 - FIG World Cup 2018 CANTANHEDE (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
8
Score Final
20.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
22.050

2016 - Suzuki World Cup 2016 Cat. B TOKYO (JPN)

Men Individual
Rank Final
5
Score Final
21.350
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
21.400

2016 - Aquae World Cup 2016 Cat. B AIX LES BAINS (FRA)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
21.700
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
21.750

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B BOROVETS (BUL)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
21.450
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
21.800

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B TOKYO (JPN)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
21.550
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
21.400

2015 - World Cup 2015 Cat. B CANTANHEDE (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
21.750
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
21.850

2014 - World Cup 2014 Cat B PONTA DELGADA (POR)

Men Individual
Rank Final
1
Score Final
21.650
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
21.350

2014 - World Cup 2014 Cat B BOROVETS (BUL)

Men Individual
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
19.700

2014 - World Cup 2014 Cat B AIX LES BAINS (FRA)

Men Individual
Rank Final
3
Score Final
21.150
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
21.050
Trio
Rank Final
2
Score Final
20.400
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
19.250