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Manuel MARTOS
Sport Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderMen
Born31 Oct 2000
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
United States
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Northwestern University: Evanston, IL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in El Ejido, Spain.
Why this sport?
"It all started as a simple sport, but it became part of my life and I could not tell my story without it. Swimming has given me the chance of travelling, meeting new people, developing useful skills studying at Northwestern [University]. I am very grateful for what swimming has given me and it is part of my life. I like the sport because I compete against myself."
Club / Team
Northwestern University [USA] / CN Sabadell [ESP]:
Name of coach
Katie Robinson [Northwestern University], USA; Andrew Hodgson [Northwestern University], USA
Training Regime
He trains for over 20 hours per week.
General Interest
Nicknames
Manu (Instagram profile, 30 Dec 2019)
Hobbies
Motorsport, visiting the beach, spending time with family and friends, smart technology. (manumb.com, 23 May 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A winner must always be convinced that they can do it." (eldiario.es, 18 May 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games. (Todo en la Cancha YouTube channel, 12 Oct 2018)
Other information
STUDYING IN THE UNITED STATES
In 2019 he moved to the United States of America to study at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. "The objective is to be able to combine swimming at the highest level with studies at one of the best universities in the world, so I hope to get a university degree at a prestigious university, in addition to continuing to improve as a swimmer, as an athlete and as a person." In 2020 he started working on an engineering team responsible for the design, optimisation, and manufacturing of powertrain for Northwestern Formula Racing. His team competes in Formula SAE [FSAE], an intercollegiate engineering design competition organised by the Society of Automotive Engineers [SAE], where student teams design, build, and race formula-style cars. (LinkedIn profile, 01 May 2020; northwesternformularacing.com, 30 Mar 2021; fan.es, 18 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 26.02
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 55.21
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Backstroke 1:59.38
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
57 2018   Overall Ranking  
2 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 2:02.52
6 2018 Doha, QAT 50m Backstroke 27.20
4 2018 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 57.42
8 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:58.33
4 2018 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 4:05.03
4 2018 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:47.48