These days we are talking about the Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte who competes again this year in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In the end, she was unable to qualify for the 1,500 freestyle final, finishing in the preliminary rounds in fifteenth position with a time of 16: 11.68 minutes.
Belmonte finished on Sunday, July 25, fourth in the final of the 400 styles , and will try on Thursday, July 29, to fight in the preliminaries of the 800 freestyle. But who is this swimmer?
Born in Badalona, Barcelona, in the year 90, Mireia Belmonte García can boast of being one of the most successful swimmers in the country . She is an Olympic, world and European champion. He normally competes in the styles, butterfly and freestyle categories.
She moves like nobody in the water and this has led her to achieve several triumphs. We review them.
When did you start participating in the Olympics?
He has not only been present at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but also has an important career. In fact, he debuted in an Olympic competition at the age of 17, at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Later he was also in the 2012 London Olympics, in which he debuted his Olympic medal table with two silver , in 200 m butterfly and 800 m freestyle. From here he became unstoppable winning other European and world championships.
In the other games, four years later in London, in Rio de Janeiro 2016, in Brazil, she also got on the podium , being the Olympic champion of 200 m butterfly, also obtaining a bronze medal in 400 m styles.
In Tokyo 2020, compete in the 800 m and 1500 m freestyle events. It is in these games where it has had a greater role, not yet because of its medals but because it has been, together with the canoeist Saúl Craviotto, the Spanish standard-bearer at the opening ceremony , in games marked by the pandemic.
Mireia Belmonte has garnered more triumphs, not only the Olympics, although it is true that these cause a greater sensation as they are seen by millions of people around the world.
Thus, it is worth highlighting his medals (a total of six), in the World Swimming Championships between 2013 and 2017 , and ten medals in the World Short Pool Swimming Championships between 2008 and 2014.
If we refer to these data and victories harvested at the European level, it is worth highlighting his thirteen medals in the European Swimming Championship between 2008 and 2016, and also the total of eleven medals in the European Short Pool Swimming Championship among the years 2007 and 2013.