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Patricia HERRERA
Sport Water Polo
NOC Spain   
Born09 Feb 1993 in Madrid, ESP
Height1.63 m
Weight 59 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Madrid, ESP
Higher education
Business Administration, Tourism - King Juan Carlos University: Madrid, ESP
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age six.
Why this sport?
She was invited by a coach to take part in a water polo tournament. "I used to play as a football goalkeeper at school and I was even close to do some training at [Spanish club] Atletico de Madrid, but in the end I picked water polo."
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
International Debut
Competing for
European Championships
Eindhoven, NED
General Interest
Patri (Facebook profile, 25 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2013 World Championship in Barcelona, Spain. Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (waterpolista.com, 15 Sep 2016, 10 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
In November 2016 she received the Special Medal for Sport Merit from the Swimming Federation of Madrid, Spain. (clubnatacionmadrid.es, 15 Nov 2016)
Famous relatives
She is a distant relative of Santiago Bernabeu, the former long-time president of Real Madrid who gives his name to the stadium used by the club. (radioset.es, 31 Mar 2016)
Other information
In November 2017 she joined Spanish club Real Canoe as a member of the coaching staff of the girls' team. "It is a very nice project. Now I can pass on all I have learned in my career to young players." (REALCANOEOFICIAL's YouTube channel, 08 Nov 2017; realcanoe.es, 01 Aug 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2015 Kazan, RUS Team  
1 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2014 Khanty-Mansiysk, RUS Team  
European Championship
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 Belgrade, SRB Team  
5 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team