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Berta FERRERAS
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born09 Sep 1997 in Mataró, ESP
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Roger Tahull
Residence
Mataró, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Catalan, English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2003 in Mataro, Spain.
Why this sport?
Her father signed her and her sister up for artistic swimming lessons. "My brother used to play water polo at the Centre Natacio Mataro club. My sister Estel and I went alongside our father to his training. The artistic swimming team were training at the same facilities and it drew my father's attention, who decided to sign us up. This sport has given me a lot of joy and has also made me cry. There have been competitions in which I gave everything and others that have been a disaster. I've learnt these emotions come along together in the sport. Both complement each other and allow us to become stronger and to
grow as athletes."
Club / Team
CN Kallipolis: Barcelona, ESP
Name of coach
Laia Altayo [club]; Mayuko Fujiki [national], JPN
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual. (sport.es, 04 Jul 2020)
Famous relatives
Her partner Roger Tahull represented Spain in water polo at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sport.es, 04 Jul 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 23 Nov 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games. (sport.es, 04 Jul 2020)
Other information
REPLACING HER IDOL
In 2016 she teamed up with Pau Ribas in the mixed duet competition, replacing her idol and fellow Spanish artistic swimmer Gemma Mengual. "Being Gemma's replacement was an honour and also a pressure. She is a legend in synchronised swimming. It was a spectacular challenge and it was very cool. I felt a responsibility because they took a chance with me to replace a legend like Gemma, but I really wanted to show that I could do the same as her." (rfen.es, 13 May 2020; totmataro.cat, 20 May 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Tokyo, JPN Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Highlights 91.133 
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Technical Routine  
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 90.700
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 85.733
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 84.333
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 90.666
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 88.468
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Technical Routine 89.770
2 2021 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine  
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Technical Routine 82.321
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Free Routine 85.433
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Free Routine Combination 91.466
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine 92.100
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 89.871
3 2016 London, ENG Duet Technical Routine 82.064
3 2016 London, ENG Duet Free Routine 86.566
4 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 88.900
3 2016 London, ENG Team Free Routine 89.666