Julia Castelló

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Julia Castelló
Personal information
Nationality  Spain
Born Spain
Sport
Sport Swimming

Julia Castelló is a Paralympic swimmer from Spain.

Personal[edit]

Castelló is from the Catalan region of Spain.[1][2] She has a physical disability.[3] Living at the High Performance Centre (CAR) of San Cugat del Vallés in 2013, she shared a room with Melani Costa. She pair became roommates in October 2012, following the Olympic and Paralympic Games.[3][4][5][6]

Swimming[edit]

Castelló is an S6 classified swimmer.[1][7][8] She is affiliated with the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Physically Disabled (FEDDF).[2]

At the 2009 IPC European Swimming Championship in Reykjavík, Iceland, Sarai Gascón Moreno, Ana Rubio, Esther Morales and Julia Castelló won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter medley relay.[9] She won another two bronze medals at the competition.[10][11] She was one of 42 Spanish team members, of which 22 had physical disabilities, 6 had cerebral palsy, 10 were blind and four had intellectual disabilities.[12] In 2010, she attended a swimming camp with the national team that was part of the Paralympic High Performance Program (HARP Program).[7] In 2010, she competed at the Tenerife International Open,[13] where she set a world record for the S6 100 meter backstroke.[7][13] She competed in the 2010 World Championship in the Netherlands.[7] She failed to make the finals in the 50 meter butterfly.[14]

Castelló competed at the 2011 IPC European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany, where she won a bronze medal.[15] At the 2012 Paralympic Swimming Championship of Spain by Autonomous Communities, she set a world record in the 200 meter backstroke.[16]

Castelló competed at the 2013 Swimming Championship of Catalonia, hosted by the Sabadell Swimming Club, where she was one of nine Spanish swimmers to set a qualifying time for the World Championships. She also set Spanish records at the competition in the 50 and 100 meter backstroke.[17] She competed at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships.[1][18][19][20][21] From the Catalan region of Spain, she was a recipient of a 2012 Plan ADO scholarship.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Deportes : La extremeña Isabel Yinghua Hernández competirá en el Campeonato del Mundo de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: Extremaduradehoy.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Los mejores nadadores paralímpicos disputan el Campeonato de España en Murcia — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Deportes. La nadadora paralímpica Julia Castelló, "muy contenta" de que Melani Costa le dedicara la medalla del Mundial de Barcelona-Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Spain: Servimedia.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "La compañera de habitación de Melani Costa" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Deportes. La nadadora paralímpica julia castelló, "muy contenta" de que melani costa le dedicara la medalla del mundial de barcelona – Juegos paralímpicos – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Juegos paralímpicos en lainformacion.com" (in Spanish). Spain: Noticias.lainformacion.com. 2013-08-04. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "La nadadora paralímpica Julia Castelló, "muy contenta" de que Melani Costa le dedicara la medalla del Mundial de Barcelona — Crónica Social" (in Spanish). Spain: Cronicasocial.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten siete récords de España — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Discapnet: Deporte. Michelle Alonso, Sarai Gascón Y Sebastián Rodríguez, Grandes Favoritos Españoles En El Mundial De Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: Discapnet.es. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ 21 de octubre de 2009 20:47h. "España añade tres platas y seis bronces en los Europeos Paralímpicos | Polideportivo | AS.com". Masdeporte.as.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "España se marcha de los Europeos Paralímpicos con 51 medallas | Solidaridad" (in Spanish). Spain: elmundo.es. 2009-10-27. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Los paralímpicos Sarai Gascón y José Antonio Marí logran dos plusmarcas mundiales en el Open de Berlín :: Deportes :: Otros" (in Spanish). Spain: Periodista Digital. 2011-04-16. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ "LORCA / El lorquino Kevin Méndez disputa en Islandia el Europeo de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: murcia.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten siete récords de España en el Open Internacional de Tenerife — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "España acaba con 26 medallas las competiciones de piscina en el Mundial de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: Teleprensa.es. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ "España termina como tercera potencia europea de natación paralímpica en Berlín 2011 :: Deportes :: Otros" (in Spanish). Spain: Periodista Digital. 2011-04-16. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ Badajoz. "El extremeño Enrique Floriano bate dos récords de España en el Campeonato de España de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: 20minutos.es. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Un Campeonato de Cataluña de Natación de récords — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  18. ^ Agencia EFE. "Los nadadores canarios Michelle Alonso e Israel Oliver competirán por triunfo." (in Spanish). Spain: Eldiariomontanes.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  19. ^ "Plan renove" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Deporte. Michelle alonso, sarai gascón y sebastián rodríguez, grandes favoritos españoles en el mundial de natación paralímpica – Juegos paralímpicos – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Juegos paralímpicos en lainformacion.com" (in Spanish). Spain: Noticias.lainformacion.com. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  21. ^ "España busca ser potencia en los Mundiales para Discapacitados" (in Spanish). Spain: Europapress.es. Retrieved August 12, 2013. 
  22. ^ "Observatori Català de l'Esport OCE INEFC" (in Spanish). Observatoridelesport.cat. Retrieved November 22, 2013.