Gisela Morales

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Morales and the second or maternal family name is Valentin.
Gisela Morales
Personal information
Full name Gisela Maria Morales Valentin
Nationality  Guatemala
Born (1987-12-17) December 17, 1987 (age 26)
Guatemala
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
College team Auburn Tigers (USA) (2005-2007)
Texas Longhorns (USA) (2007-2008)

Gisela Maria Morales Valentin (born December 17, 1987 in Guatemala)[1] is an Olympic swimmer from Guatemala. She competed at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.

She also won two bronze medals at the 2003 Pan American Games. She attended college (and swam for) the USA's Auburn University[2] before transferring to the University of Texas.

Morales served as Guatemala's flag-bearer at the 2004 Olympic Games,[3] where she finished 27th and 26th in the 100m backstroke and the 200m backstroke respectively.

At the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games, Morales won the Gold Medal in both the 50m backstroke and the 100m backstroke, and the Silver Medal in the 200m backstroke, in a close battle with Mexican competitor Fernanda González.

She represented Guatemala at the 2011 Pan American Games.

International competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morales' bio page from the 2008 Olympics website.
  2. ^ Morales' bio from the Auburn athletics website. Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  3. ^ Gisela Morales battles way to Olympics. Xinhua News Agency: published 2008-08-01; retrieved 2009-06-13.

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