Andrea Fuentes

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Fuentes and the second or maternal family name is Fache.
Andrea Fuentes
Personal information
Nationality  Spain
Born (1983-04-07) 7 April 1983 (age 33)
Valls, Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming

Andrea Fuentes Fache (born 7 April 1983 in Valls, Tarragona) is a Spanish retired synchronised swimmer. She is the sister of synchronised swimmer Tina Fuentes.[4] She is the most decorated swimmer in the history of the Spanish national team,[5] with four Olympic, 16 World Championship and 11 European Championship medals: her four Olympic medals also make her the most decorated Spanish female Olympian of all time, alongside Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[6]

She joined the national synchronised swimming team in 1999.[5] Andrea has competed at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, where she has won four medals in the women's duet and women's team events.[7] She retired from elite competition in January 2013, citing demotivation as a result of a conflict between the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation and the head coach of the national team, Ana Tarrés.[5][8] Since retiring she has become a synchronised swimming coach.[6]

In 2014 Fuentes gave birth to a son, Kilian, from her relationship with gymnast and fellow Olympian Víctor Cano.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HistoFINA: Synchronised Swimming - Medals and Statistics" (PDF). FINA. 31 January 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Scoreboard". China Daily. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Americans capture two golds to lead medals table". Dawn (newspaper). 22 July 2005. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Llorens, David (8 August 2012). "Fuentes y Carbonell, una plata taquicárdica" [Fuentes and Carbonell, a tachycardic silver]. Mundo Deportivo (newspaper) (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c Torres, Diego (26 January 2013). "Andrea Fuentes se retira de la natación sincronizada" [Andrea Fuentes retires from synchronized swimming]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c Casado, Edu (12 November 2014). "Qué fue de… Andrea Fuentes: el éxito de la gran sucesora" [Whatever happened to... Andrea Fuentes: the success of the great successor]. 20 minutos (in Spanish). Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Andrea Fuentes Olympic Results". sports-reference. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Tronchoni, Nadia. "“Me entristece ver dos bandos”" ["It saddens me to see two sides fighting"]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 May 2016. 

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