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Sara SALDAŅA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born25 Jul 2000
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sant Cugat del Vallčs, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Design - International University of La Rioja: Logroņo, ESP
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age eight in Madrid, Spain.
Why this sport?
Doctors advised her to take up swimming after she began to experience symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. "I couldn't practise those sports that could impact my joints. I was advised to take up swimming but I got bored after some years. I wanted to do rhythmic gymnastics or skating, but due to my knee problem I couldn't do it. Then my mother and the mother of a teammate found a video about [Spanish artistic swimmers] Gemma Mengual and Andrea Fuentes. I saw it and I decided to practise it."
Club / Team
AD Sincro Retiro: Madrid, ESP
Name of coach
Mayuko Fujiki [national], JPN
General Interest
Hobbies
Photography, playing the piano. (Clan YouTube channel, 03 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (swltv.com, 22 Apr 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the Olympic Games. (swltv.com, 22 Apr 2020)

 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  
7 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 87.296 
6 2019 Gwangju, KOR Team Free Routine  
6 2017 Budapest, HUN Team Free Routine 90.700
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 90.666
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 91.733
5 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 90.750
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  
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Free Routine 90.066
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO Free Routine Combination 91.466
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Free Routine 92.100
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Duet Technical Routine 89.521
4 2018 Glasgow, SCO Team Technical Routine 89.871