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Etel SÁNCHEZ
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Argentina   
GenderWomen
Born23 Aug 1989 in Rosario, ARG
Height1.71 m
Weight 59 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Ramiro Gil
Residence
Rosario, ARG
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up synchronised swimming in Rosario, Argentina.
Why this sport?
She and her brother and sister learned swimming for safety reasons. She and her triplet sister Sofia also took up synchronised swimming, and they decided to concentrate on the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Melli (coarg.org.ar, 04 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Spanish synchronised swimmer Gemma Mengual. (diariocruzdelsur.com.ar, 01 Jun 2012)
Famous relatives
She competed with her triplet sister Sofia in the duet event at the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. Her triplet brother Thomas is a water polo player. (deportv.gov.ar, 03 May 2015; lanacion.com.ar, 15 Aug 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She and her twin sister Sofia became the first Argentinian synchronised swimmers to compete in the duet event at the Olympic Games when they competed in London in 2012. (deportv.gov.ar, 03 May 2015; clarin.com, 06 Jun 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 159.316
Preliminary round 2012 London, ENG Duet 157.310
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Free Routine 79.700
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Solo Technical Routine 78.242
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 79.807
17 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 79.967 
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Free Routine 78.460
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Solo Technical Routine 78.900
15 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 79.800
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 79.990
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Technical Routine 79.200
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Solo Technical Routine 78.400
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Solo Free Routine 78.840
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Duet Free Routine 80.110
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA Duet Technical Routine 77.833
Preliminary Round 2009 Rome, ITA Duet Free Routine 76.833