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Alba VÁZQUEZ
Sport Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born24 Feb 2002 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Height1.80 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Málaga, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Catholic University of Murcia: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three in Huelva, Spain.
Why this sport?
Her mother was concerned about water safety and enrolled her in swimming lessons.
Club / Team
CN Churriana: Granada, ESP
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Centre in Sierra Nevada, Spain.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Breaking the world junior record in the 400m individual medley at the 2019 World Junior Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (huelvainformacion.es, 10 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte. (elespanol.com, 07 Oct 2019)
Awards and honours
In June 2020 she received the Promising Female Athlete Award at the Andalusia Sports Awards in Spain. (huelva24.com, 05 Jun 2020)

In February 2020 she received the Revelation Award in recognition of her performances in 2019 from the Spanish sports newspaper Mundo Deportivo. (mundodeportivo.com, 12 Feb 2020)

In December 2019 she received the AS Young Promise Award in Spain. (as.com, 03 Dec 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (fan.es, 16 Nov 2021)
Other information
ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
In 2020 she spoke about her strengths and weaknesses within the individual medley event. "In butterfly I defend myself, I stay with the group, but my backstroke is horrible. The breaststroke is my strong point. This usually happens in swimming. Those who are good at backstroke, suffer with the breaststroke, and vice versa." (as.com, 06 Jun 2020)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Rome, ITA 400m Individual Medley 4:42.40
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 400m Individual Medley 4:45.26
Heats 2021 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 2:15.36
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
32 2018   Overall Ranking  
3 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Breaststroke 2:30.33
4 2018 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 1:11.25
5 2018 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 2:18.72
3 2018 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:48.68
4 2018 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 4:05.03