Family Partner Sandra Berto
Residence Madrid, ESP
|Orléans (FRANCE), 2018-11-09|
|Gand (BELGIUM), 2017-10-15||Reykjavik (ICELAND), 2018-10-06|
|Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2018-09-23|
|Gand (BELGIUM), 2018-09-30|
When and where did you begin this sport? She began fencing at age nine.
Why this sport? She tried the sport after watching a fencing exhibition that was being staged beside the ice rink where she used to practise skating. "I loved it so much that I quit everything else."
Club / Team Club de Esgrima de Madrid: Spain
Nicknames Ara (Instagram profile, 28 Jun 2018)
Hobbies CrossFit. (Instagram profile, 28 Jun 2018)
Injuries She dislocated her shoulder at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and had to retire from her second round match against US fencer Rebecca Ward. (Facebook page, 03 Jul 2018; elpais.com, 09 Aug 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Fencing helps your decision-making skills, your personal development and also has health benefits." (quedeportista.es, 01 Oct 2014)
Milestones She became the first female fencer to represent Spain in sabre at the Olympic Games when she competed at the 2008 Games in Beijing. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jul 2018; esgrimaymujer.es, 05 Apr 2018)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (patrocinalos.biz, 27 May 2019)
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