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Tha´s HENR═QUEZ
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born29 Oct 1982 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ESP
Height1.85 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 13.
Why this sport?
She switched to the sport after originally training as a tennis player. She loves the passion of synchronised swimming and that is why she stayed in the sport.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, QC, Canada. (eldiario.es, 01 Oct 2015)
Injuries
She competed at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain just a few months after having surgery in her back. (eldiario.es, 01 Oct 2015)

In 2012 she was diagnosed with a hernia. She recovered just in time to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (20minutos.es, 11 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She received a Golden Insignia by the Spanish Royal Swimming Federation [RFEN] in 2015. (cnmetropole.com, 01 Oct 2015)
Famous relatives
Her father played basketball for Nautico Tenerife in the Spanish first division. Her grandfather Manolo Torres played football for Atletico Madrid and Las Palmas in the 1940s and 1950s in the Spanish first division. Her aunts represented Spain in futsal and karate. Her mother played basketball at regional level. (Canarias7.es, 14 Feb 2007; thaishenriquez.com, 01 Jan 2008; mundodeportivo.com, 31 Jul 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from international synchronised swimming in 2015. (mundodeportivo.com, 08 Mar 2016)

BREAK
She left the sport in 2000 to focus on her university degree. She returned to synchronised swimming in 2001. (thaishenriquez.com, 2008)

CLOTHING LINE
In 2013 her company CTS launched a new brand 'Thais', and the first line of products were female swimsuits. (canariassincro.blogspot.com.es, 16 Jul 2013)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2012 London, ENG Team 193.120
2 2008 Beijing, CHN Team 98.251
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 94.620
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Free Routine 94.230
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Team Technical Routine 94.400
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 96.000
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN Free Routine Combination 95.740
3 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 96.150
2 2009 Rome, ITA Team Free Routine 98.167
2 2009 Rome, ITA Team Technical Routine 97.833
1 2009 Rome, ITA Free Routine Combination 98.333
3 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Team Technical Routine  
4 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Free Routine Combination 96.334
2 2007 Melbourne, VIC, AUS Team Free Routine 98.500
3 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN Free Routine Combination 97.167
3 2005 Montreal, QC, CAN Team 97.750
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team 96.210
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 95.600
2 2010 Budapest, HUN Team 96.900
1 2008 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 97.900 
1 2008 Eindhoven, NED Team 97.800 
2 2006 Budapest, HUN Free Routine Combination 95.900
FINA World Trophy
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2008 Madrid, ESP Total 396.666
2 2007 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Total 295.000
2 2006 Moscow, RUS Total 292.334