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Mercedes PERIS
Sport Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born05 Jan 1985 in Valencia, ESP
Height1.75 m
Weight 61 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Valencia, ESP
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - Catholic University of Murcia [UCAM]: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport in 1993.
Why this sport?
A friend's mother suggested she try swimming.
General Interest
Nicknames
Merche (Twitter profile, 22 Nov 2016)
Hobbies
Listening to music. (nadandoconchampi.com, 27 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She received a Medal of Merit from the Catalonian regional government in October 2016 in recognition of her sporting achievements. (dogv.gva.es, 09 Oct 2016)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She announced her retirement from the sport in August 2017. (marca.com, 08 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 1:02.30
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Backstroke 1:01.59
5 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Backstroke 27.93
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 50m Backstroke 28.42
Heat 2011 Shanghai, CHN 100m Backstroke 1:01.55
Semifinal 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Backstroke 28.28
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Backstroke 29.46
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Backstroke 1:03.69
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Backstroke 26.80
7 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 57.87
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Berlin, GER 100m Backstroke 1:02.56
4 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Backstroke 27.98
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.25
Semifinal 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:01.71
5 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:06.78
3 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.01
4 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:01.06
5 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Backstroke 28.85
Heats 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Freestyle  DNS
Semifinal 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Backstroke 1:02.47
4 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Backstroke 28.95
7 2006 Budapest, HUN 100m Backstroke 1:02.45
13 2004 Madrid, ESP 100m Backstroke 1:04.18
5 2004 Madrid, ESP 50m Backstroke 29.32
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinals 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Backstroke 1:00.30
9 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Backstroke 27.36
  2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Backstroke  DSQ
13 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Backstroke 59.23
7 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Backstroke 27.15
15 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Backstroke 59.08
8 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Backstroke 27.14
9 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:48.95
20 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Backstroke 1:00.73
10 2006 Helsinki, FIN 100m Backstroke 1:00.28
8 2006 Helsinki, FIN 50m Backstroke 28.16
24 2004 Vienna, AUT 50m Backstroke 29.75
10 2004 Vienna, AUT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:54.62
17 2000 Valencia, ESP 50m Backstroke 29.85
World Cup Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2010 Stockholm, SWE 50m Backstroke 27.67