Gemma Mengual

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Gemma Mengual
Gemma Mengual (20 minutos).jpg
Personal information
Full name Gemma Mengual Civil
Nationality  Spain
Born (1977-04-12) 12 April 1977 (age 40)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Synchronized swimming
Club CN Sabadell[1]

Gemma Mengual Civil (born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on 12 April 1977) is a Spanish synchronised swimmer. She has competed at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] On 15 February 2012 she announced her retirement.[3] After retiring she became involved with coaching the national synchronised swimming team. However in June 2015 Mengual announced that she would return to competition with the aim of competing at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, in the mixed duet with Pau Ribas, whom she had previously coached.[1][4] Although she had previously indicated that she would not compete beyond the World Championships,[5] in September of that year she confirmed via social media that she would compete in the duet in the 2016 Summer Olympics with Ona Carbonell.[6]

Medals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alvarez, Robert (22 June 2015). "Vuelve Gemma Mengual" [Gemma Mengual Returns]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Gemma Mengual Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 December 2014. Retrieved 14 December 2014. 
  3. ^ marca.com
  4. ^ Torres, Diego (28 June 2015). "Gemma Mengual vuelve a ejercer de pionera de la natación sincronizada" [Gemma Mengual again pioneering practice of synchronized swimming]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Trillo, Marta (26 June 2015). "El reestreno prometedor de Mengual" [The promising revival of Mengual]. El País (in Spanish). Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Gemma Mengual competirá en los Juegos de Río" [Gemma Mengual will compete at the Games in Rio]. El País (in Spanish). 8 September 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Beatriz Ferrer-Salat
Spanish Sportswoman of the Year
2005
Succeeded by
Laia Sanz