Ecuadorian surfer D. Barona was born on 10 February 1991. She is well recognised as one of Ecuador’s top surfers.
Her sibling, Ecuadorian surfer Israel D. Barona, also competes on the world stage. She made history as Ecuador’s first Olympic surfer.
At 13, motivated by her older brother Israel, D. Barona decided to give surfing a try. Slowly but surely, she started making her way through Peru, Costa Rica, and Panama on the Alas circuit.
She placed second at the 50th ISA World Surfing Games in Punta Rocas, Peru in 2014. Mimi had the best round score ever recorded at this competition.
Anal Gómez of Peru, who scored a 12.86, beat out Mimi of Hawaii, who scored a 12.53, to take first place.
D. Barona Wins a Place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Mimi can punch her Olympic ticket thanks to the Peruvian surfer’s double classification.
The Peruvian couple Daniela Rozas and Dominic D. Barona entered the first six events of the global championships in El Salvador in an effort to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
With his gold medal performance, Rosas also qualified to compete in the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima. D. Barona came in second and won silver.
If the athlete receives the same rating twice in the same competition, the next participant in the tournament who met Olympic requirements will take his spot.
The official page of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games stated, “He is just 17 years old, and now he will be able to live the experience of participating in the Olympic Games.”
This was in reference to Rosas and D. Barona participation in the games. The Women’s Open, the most important event, was won by Daniela Rosas.
World champion Sofia Mulanovic’s formation was the deciding factor in the last wave.
By beating off more seasoned surfers like Ecuador’s D. Barona, who himself had thought he had won the gold, Rosas secured his sixth gold medal.
Despite the fact that the World Surf League circuit events counted toward Olympic qualification, she opted to compete at the 2019 Pan American Games instead.
She won a medal at the 2019 Pan American Games, making her eligible to compete in the postponed Olympics in Tokyo in 2020.
For the first time, she competed in the Olympics in the year 2020, representing Ecuador at the Summer Olympics.
In addition, she was the only surfer from Ecuador to qualify for the Olympics. Unfortunately for her, she did not make it through the second round of the women’s shortboard competition.