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Beatriz ORTIZ
Sport Water Polo
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born21 Jun 1995
Height1.76 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Communications - Autonomous University of Barcelona: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age 11.
Why this sport?
She used to practise artistic gymnastics before following her brothers into the sport.
Club / Team
CN Terrassa: Spain
Name of coach
Xavi Perez [club], ESP; Miguel Angel Oca [national], ESP
Training Regime
"I do yoga almost every morning. Three days a week we do joint training with the team and the other two days I do cardio or strength and abdominal exercises by myself at home. In addition to that I go out for a walk once or twice a day since we started to be able to go outside [during the COVID-19 pandemic]."
General Interest
Nicknames
Bea (cnrubi.com, 19 Jul 2016)
Hobbies
Watching movies and TV series, photography, reading, learning to cook, walking, painting. (womenfitness.net, 02 Aug 2021; Instagram profile, 17 May 2021; as.com, 30 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her family and friends. (womenfitness.net, 02 Aug 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Being the best implies being part of the best team. A player is not good by herself in a team sport like water polo - someone is good thanks to the rest of her teammates." (womenfitness.net, 02 Aug 2021)
Awards and honours
She was named Female Water Polo Player of the Year for 2021 by the European Swimming Federation [LEN]. (len.eu, 31 Jan 2022)

In 2021 she was the recipient of an acknowledgement from the municipality of Rubi, Spain, in recognition of her silver medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (rubi.cat, 25 Nov 2021)

She was part of the Spanish national team that received an award from the Spanish Sports Press Association [AEPD] in recognition of their triumph at the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (aepde.org, 20 Sep 2021; SportsDeskOnline, 30 Dec 2021)

She won the Premio Admiral for Best Young Female Athlete of 2020 in Spain. (clubnatacioterrassa.cat, 21 Dec 2020)

She was named Most Valuable Player [MVP] of the 2020 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (clubnatacioterrassa.cat, 21 Dec 2020)

She was named MVP for both the 2017/18 Division de Honor season in Spain, and the 2018 Spanish Super Cup. (marca.com, 03 Oct 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Budapest, HUN Team  
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team  
2 2017 Budapest, HUN Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2018 Surgut, RUS Team  
3 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2020 Budapest, HUN Team  
3 2018 Barcelona, ESP Team  
4 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team