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Joan Lluís PONS
Sport Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderMen
Born09 Dec 1996 in Sóller, ESP
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Microbiology - Autonomous University of Barcelona: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age two.
Why this sport?
His family thought it would be good for him to learn how to swim as they owned a boat.
Club / Team
CN Sant Andreu: Barcelona, ESP
Name of coach
Jordi Jou [club], ESP
General Interest
Nicknames
Joanllu (mundodeportivo.com, 25 Mar 2019)
Hobbies
Watching movies and TV, playing video games. (ultimahora.es, 02 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Dreaming is free and my desire is huge." (ultimahora.es, 31 Dec 2019)
Awards and honours
He was named 2018 Male Spanish Swimmer of the Year by the website SwimSwam in its Swammy Awards. (swimswam.com, 09 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:16.58
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Gwangju, KOR 400m Individual Medley 4:13.30
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 200m Butterfly 1:58.44
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Butterfly 1:59.41
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:16.27
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.33
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 200m Butterfly 1:56.51
11 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.01 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Butterfly 1:56.08
38 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Backstroke 1:59.44 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.03
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 400m Individual Medley 4:14.26
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 200m Butterfly 1:58.28
Heats 2016 London, ENG 400m Individual Medley 4:23.33
Heats 2016 London, ENG 200m Backstroke 2:04.29
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 400m Individual Medley 4:07.99 
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.46
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 200m Butterfly 1:56.77
7 2015 Netanya, ISR 400m Individual Medley 4:08.29
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Butterfly 1:56.48
Heats 2015 Netanya, ISR 200m Backstroke 1:58.00
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Berlin, GER 400m Individual Medley 4:21.79
7 2019 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:23.73
2 2019 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:15.68
72 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.38
5 2018 Eindhoven, NED 1500m Freestyle 15:15.06