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Rafael MUNOZ
Sport Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderMen
Born03 Mar 1988 in Córdoba, ESP
Height1.90 m
Weight 82 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
One child
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at the ADN Vista Alegre club in Cordoba, Spain.
General Interest
Nicknames
Rafa (bcn2013.com, 10 Jul 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He announced his retirement from the sport after finishing fifth in the final of the 50m butterfly at the 2014 European Championships in Berlin, Germany. Two weeks later he announced he had re-thought his decision and would continue swimming. He announced his retirement again in late 2016. (marca.com, 26 Oct 2016) (20minutos.es, 09 Sep 2014)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2008 Beijing, CHN 100m Butterfly 52.53
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly  DNS
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Butterfly 23.44
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 52.94
Semifinal 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 23.19
3 2009 Rome, ITA 100m Butterfly 50.41
3 2009 Rome, ITA 50m Butterfly 22.88
Heat 2009 Rome, ITA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 100m Butterfly 53.91
Heats 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS 50m Butterfly 24.21
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 50.76
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly  DNS
6 2010 Dubai, UAE 50m Butterfly 22.77
Heats 2010 Dubai, UAE 100m Butterfly 52.54
7 2008 Manchester, ENG 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:29.04
Heats 2008 Manchester, ENG 50m Butterfly 23.95
7 2008 Manchester, ENG 100m Butterfly 51.86
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.24
1 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.16
5 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Butterfly 52.71
Heats 2010 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 53.50
1 2010 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.17
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 100m Butterfly 52.09
3 2008 Eindhoven, NED 50m Butterfly 23.60
8 2008 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:40.01
Semi Final 2006 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 24.32
Heats 2006 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012 Chartres, FRA 100m Butterfly 50.39 
1 2012 Chartres, FRA 50m Butterfly 22.53 
36 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 49.44
14 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Butterfly 52.20
6 2011 Szczecin, POL 50m Butterfly 23.09
2 2008 Rijeka, CRO 100m Butterfly 49.74
3 2008 Rijeka, CRO 50m Butterfly 22.48
7 2008 Rijeka, CRO 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:34.78
4 2007 Debrecen, HUN 100m Butterfly 51.28
5 2007 Debrecen, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.30
4 2007 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:35.60
22 2006 Helsinki, FIN 100m Butterfly 53.56
9 2006 Helsinki, FIN 50m Butterfly 23.91