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NAVARRO Araceli

sabre
Rank34
Pts44.000
Age32
HandR

Personal Information

Family Partner Sandra Berto, son Kenzo [2019]

Residence Madrid, ESP

Occupation Athlete

Languages Spanish

License number 09081989000

Club

GoldSilverBronzeTotal
World Cup-1-1
Orléans (FRANCE), 2018-11-09
3-14
Gand (BELGIUM), 2017-10-15Reykjavik (ICELAND), 2018-10-06
Plovdiv (BULGARIA), 2018-09-23
Gand (BELGIUM), 2018-09-30

Sport Specific Information

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 go skating. "I loved it so much that I quit everything else."

Club / Team Club de Esgrima de Madrid: Spain

Name of coach Jose Luis Alvarez [national], ESP

Handedness Right

General Interest

Nicknames Ara (Instagram profile, 03 May 2021)

Hobbies CrossFit, travel, meditation, yoga, reading. (Instagram profile, 28 Jun 2018; Facebook profile, 12 Aug 2020)

Memorable sporting achievement Winning bronze in individual sabre at the 2009 World Junior Championships in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (eldesmarque.com, 22 Jul 2020)

Hero / Idol Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (eldesmarque.com, 22 Jul 2020)

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 "Every moment, in one way or another, is marking the way for you and changing the way you think and do things. Even defeats are moments that make you reflect on how to improve and take this path in a more joyful, fun, and positive way. Every moment has its importance and from all that we must try to learn to continue this path, which is not easy for us." (eldesmarque.com, 22 Jul 2020)

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 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (diariodepontevedra.es, 01 Jan 2021)

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