|— Gymnast —|
January 7, 1988 |
|Height||145 centimetres (4.76 ft)|
|Discipline||Women's artistic gymnastics|
Patricia Moreno (born January 7, 1988 in Madrid) is a Spanish former artistic gymnast. Moreno began gymnastics in 1995 and admires Romanian Simona Amânar. She took Spanish women's artistic gymnastics' first ever Olympic medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where she was third on floor with score of 9.487. During the Olympics, Moreno also debuted a 3 and a 1/2 twist on floor, a move which is now named after her. Moreno has also performed a quadruple twist.
Moreno missed the majority of the 2005 season with an injury sustained at the 2005 European Championships, but continued to compete in 2006. She appeared at the European Championships and the World Championships. She was an alternate for the floor finals at the World Championships, but struggled to regain her Olympic form since the injury. She did however place second and fourth at two World Cup events in 2006. Moreno competed at the European Championships in 2007, where she qualified to the floor final and the all around. She was selected for the Spanish team to compete at the 2007 World Championships. However, Moreno injured herself on the balance beam in qualifications and was unable to continue the competition.
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