María Monica Merenciano

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María Monica Merenciano
Personal information
Full name María Monica Herrero Merenciano
Nationality Spanish
Born (1984-08-01) August 1, 1984 (age 33)
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Judo

María Monica Merenciano Herrero (born August 1, 1984) is a judo athlete from Spain. She has represented Spain at the Paralympic Games and won an IPC European Judo Championship.

Personal[edit]

Merenciano was born in Lliria, Valencia,[1][2] and she has a vision impairment.[2]

Judo[edit]

Merenciano is a B2 classified judoka.[1][2]

In 2001, Ufa hosted the European Championships, and Merenciano won a bronze in her weight class.[3] At the 2006 French hosted World Championships, she won a bronze medal.[4] Baku hosted the 2007 edition of the IPC European Judo Championships where Merenciano took home a bronze medal.[3] She won a bronze medal at the 2009 edition of the IPC European Championships hosted in Debrecen.[3][4] She competed at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey where she won a bronze medal.[4] In October 2011, she competed in a regional Spanish national vision impaired judo event in Guadalajara.[5] At the Crawley hosted 2011 IPC European Judo Championships, she finished in first place.[3][4][6] In November 2013, she competed in the Open Judo Tournament Guadalajara.[7] The 2013 IPC European Judo Championships were held in early December in Eger, Hungary, and she competed in them in the under 57 kilos event.[3][6][8][9][10] She was unable to retain her championship, but came away with a bronze medal.[1][11][12][13][14]

Paralympics[edit]

Merenciano competed in judo at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and won a bronze medal in the Up to 63 kg women's group. She competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics and won a pair of bronze medals in the Up to 57 kg women in the event at both Games.[2][3][4][6][15][16][17] The 2004 Games were the first time women's judo appeared on the Paralympic programme.[18] Her bronze medal in London was won minutes before teammate Marta Arce Payno also won a bronze medal in judo.[18][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c R. C. Valencia. "Mónica Merenciano se vuelve con un bronce de Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Carmen Herrera y Mónica Merenciano lucharán en Hungría por conquistar el Campeonato de Europa de Judo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "María Mónica Merenciano y Marta Arce logran el bronce en judo en Londres 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: RTVE.es. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Spain: Servimedia.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c "El diario de Alhaurín de la Torre" (in Spanish). Spain: diariolatorre.es. 2007-08-02. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "El coruñés Adrián Rodríguez, hasta Hungría por un sueño — La Opinión A Coruña" (in Spanish). Spain: Laopinioncoruna.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Deportes. carmen herrera y mónica merenciano lucharán en hungría por conquistar el campeonato de europa de judo paralímpico — EcoDiario.es" (in Spanish). Spain: Ecodiario.eleconomista.es. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Resumen del papel de los paralímpicos españoles en los Europeos de 2013" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "Merenciano logra el bronce en el Europeo de judo — Superdeporte" (in Spanish). Spain: Superdeporte.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "España termina con cuatro medallas en los Europeos de Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: Mundodeportivo.com. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "El sevillano Abel Vázquez, plata en el Campeonato de Europa" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldesmarque.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "España cierra su participación en Hungría con cuatro medallas" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Londres 2012 Termina Con Coldplay Rihanna y 42 medalls" (in Spanish). Spain: El Telescopio Digital. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Primer oro y tres bronces mĂĄs para EspaĂąa, debuta la tinerfeĂąa Michelle Alonso" (in Spanish). Spain: Diario de Avisos. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Frecuenciadigital.es. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  17. ^ a b "La vallisoletana Marta Arce da al judo español la segunda medalla de bronce" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "Marta Arce, en judo, logra para España la segunda medalla de bronce" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldia.es. 2012-08-31. Retrieved 26 December 2013.