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Helena MORENO
Sport Swimming
NOC Costa Rica   
GenderWomen
Born02 Jan 2001 in Quesada, CRC
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Economics - Harvard University: Cambridge, MA, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at the Teocali Academy in Liberia, Costa Rica.
Why this sport?
She learnt to swim so that she would be safe at the beach.
Club / Team
Harvard University: Cambridge, MA, USA
Name of coach
Stephanie Wriede Morawski [club], USA
General Interest
Awards and honours
She received the Premio Colibri [Hummingbird Award] as the 2017 and 2018 Female Swimmer of the Year from the Olympic Committee of Costa Rica. (lateja.cr, 05 Feb 2019; Federacion Costarricense de Deportes Acuaticos Facebook page, 06 Feb 2019; elguardian.cr, 14 Feb 2018)
Other information
STUDYING ABROAD
In 2018 she began studying at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, United States of America. "It is a new chapter in my life. I'm living alone and I'm studying in a different way than what I have done here [in Costa Rica]. It's a new way of training. It's completely different but I'm excited about that. I love being on a big team [at Harvard University], it's definitely something that helps a lot and makes practising easier. There's always someone working hard and when you're tired at a hard training session it lifts up the rest of the team. Everyone wants the others to do well." (nacion.com, 08 Aug 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:56.43
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 400m Freestyle 4:19.27
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 200m Freestyle 2:03.58
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 400m Freestyle 4:26.87
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 800m Freestyle 9:09.27
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:46.16
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:10.75
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 800m Freestyle 8:44.01
28 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Freestyle 2:00.79 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 200m Individual Medley 2:19.96
29 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 400m Freestyle 4:13.55 
60 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 26.79