Mireia Belmonte

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Belmonte and the second or maternal family name is García.
Mireia Belmonte
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Personal information
Full name Mireia Belmonte García
Nationality  Spain
Born (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990 (age 23)
Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 60 kg
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle

Mireia Belmonte García (born 10 November 1990) is a Spanish medley, freestyle and butterfly swimmer.

2006 Youth World Championships[edit]

In 2006 at the 2006 FINA Youth World Championships, she was the Junior World Champion in 400 m freestyle and 400 m individual medley, and the Junior European Champion in 200 m freestyle and 400 m individual medley.

2007 European SC Championship[edit]

She achieved the 2nd place in 400 m individual medley in the 2007 European SC Championship with 4:31.06, just behind the Italian Alessia Filippi.This year she started to train with Carles Subirana.

2008 European Championship[edit]

On 21 March 2008, at the 2008 European LC Championships held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, Belmonte won the women's 200 m individual medley breaking the European Championships record with the time of 2:11.16. She also reached the 8th place in the 400 m individual medley. In December 2008 at the European Short Course Swimming Championships 2008, Belmonte set the short-course world record for 400 m individual medley (4:25.06), bettering the 4:25.87 set by Julia Smit earlier in the year.

2010 FINA World Swimming Championships[edit]

In December 2010 she won three gold medals and a silver medal in the FINA Short Course World Championship.

2012 Summer Olympics[edit]

In August 2012 Belmonte won two silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London:[1] one in 200m butterfly and another one in 800m freestyle. She became the first Spanish swimmer to win two Olympic medals.

2012 Summer Olympics Events
Event Time Place
400m IM 4:35.62 8
400m Freestyle 4:08.23 13
200m IM 2:11.54 10
200m Butterfly 2:05.25 Silver
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:54.59 10
800m Freestyle 8:18.76 Silver

2013 FINA World Cup series[edit]

Belmonte posted a 7:59.34 in the 800 SCM Freestyle to become the first woman to ever break 8:00. [2] This was her first freestyle world record. [3]

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Preceded by
United States Julia Smit
Women's 400 metres individual medley
world record holder (short course)

14 December 2008 – 22 November 2009
Succeeded by
South Africa Kathryn Meaklim
Preceded by
France Camille Muffat
Women's 800 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

10 August 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
France Camille Muffat
Women's 400 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

11 August 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Denmark Lotte Friis
Women's 1500 metre freestyle
world record holder (short course)

29 November 2013 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Marina Alabau
Spanish Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by