Miriam Blasco

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Miriam Blasco
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Full nameMiriam Blasco Soto
Born12 December 1963 (1963-12-12) (age 55)
Valladolid, Castile and León, Spain

Miriam Blasco Soto (born 12 December 1963) is a professional judo competitor, who resides in Alicante, Spain. She competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain where she won the gold medal in Women's Judo in the 57 kg division.[1] One of the major streets in her native city of Alicante, La Avenida Miriam Blasco, was named after her.

When her professional sport career finished, she became actively involved in politics. In 2000,[2] 2004,[3] and 2008,[4] she was elected to the Spanish Senate for the Partido Popular (right-wing).

She is married to Nicola Fairbrother, her antagonist in the Olympics' final match.[5]


  1. ^ "ESPN.com - OLY/SUMMER04 - medals". www.espn.com.
  2. ^ España, Senado de. "Ficha del Senador". www.senado.es.
  3. ^ España, Senado de. "Ficha del Senador". www.senado.es.
  4. ^ España, Senado de. "Ficha del Senador". www.senado.es.
  5. ^ "Enforque - Miriam Blasco: "Nicola y yo llevamos casadas año y medio"". RTVE.es. 24 July 2017.

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