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África ZAMORANO
Sport Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born11 Jan 1998 in Barcelona, ESP
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan
Higher education
Nursing - Autonomous University of Barcelona: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age five.
Why this sport?
Her parents enrolled her in a swimming school. When she won a bronze medal at the 2013 European Junior Championships at age 14, she decided to dedicate herself to swimming.
Club / Team
CN Sant Andreu: Barcelona, ESP
Name of coach
Jordi Jou [club], ESP
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Centre [CAR] in Sant Cugat, Spain.
General Interest
Injuries
She was out of competition for two weeks in early 2021 after contracting COVID-19. (elaltojalon.es, 13 Feb 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Swimming is everything for me. It's my life." (noticias.lainformacion.com, 13 May 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
20 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 2:13.81
13 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 2:10.42
16 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:04.14
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Individual Medley 2:14.87
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Backstroke 2:13.74
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Backstroke 1:01.66
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Backstroke 2:10.54
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:09.73
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:00.89
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Backstroke 2:06.03
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Backstroke 1:00.74
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2022 Rome, ITA 200m Backstroke 2:11.11
7 2022 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:41.01
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:00.81
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:12.80
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:09.76
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:01.11
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Backstroke 2:11.55
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Backstroke 1:02.11
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Freestyle 2:01.64
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:02.04
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 2:11.96
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Individual Medley 2:16.40
2 2016 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:35.45
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Individual Medley 2:11.58
8 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Backstroke 2:06.49
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Freestyle 4:08.47
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Individual Medley 4:38.00
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Backstroke 2:08.84
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Individual Medley 2:11.92
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Backstroke 2:12.67
7 2019 Berlin, GER 200m Individual Medley 2:19.49
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 2:08.15
7 2018 Budapest, HUN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:34.55