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Ona MESEGUER
Sport Water Polo
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born20 Feb 1988 in Barcelona, ESP
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Designer
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Design - Barcelona School of Design and Engineering: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2000 in Barcelona, Spain.
Why this sport?
Her mother took her to lots of competitions and she got hooked.
Handedness
Left
International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
Spain
General Interest
Nicknames
Hony (Athlete, 17 Mar 2007)
Hero / Idol
Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi, Hungarian water polo player Norbert Madaras. (estudiantes.elpais.com, 09 Apr 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The key to reach the top is to be constant and give your max every time." (estudiantes.elpais.com, 09 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
She received an acknowledgement from the Royal Spanish Swimming Federation [RFEN] for her career when she retired from competition in 2017. (naciodigital.cat, 08 Oct 2017; wp2018bcn.com, 07 Oct 2017)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from the sport in 2017. (fosbury.cat, 16 May 2017; aquatics.cat, 06 Jun 2017; wp2018bcn.com, 10 Jul 2018; rfen.es, 01 Sep 2017)

MEDAL DESIGNER
She designed the medals for the Spanish Swimming Federation's championships and competitions in 2016. Each discipline [swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming] had its own design. In 2013 she was part of the design team that created the swimming costumes that the Spanish national team used at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (rfen.es, 23 Jul 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2012 London, ENG Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
11 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team  
8 2009 Rome, ITA Team  
7 2007 Melbourne, AUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team  
6 2010 Zagreb, CRO Team  
2 2008 Málaga, ESP Team  
4 2006 Belgrade, SRB Team