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Sofia SÁNCHEZ
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Argentina   
GenderWomen
Born23 Aug 1989 in Rosario, ARG
Height1.67 m
Weight 57 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Rosario, ARG
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up synchronised swimming at age eight.
Why this sport?
Her mother sent her and her sister and brother to swimming lessons for safety reasons. She and her triplet sister took up synchronised swimming, and they decided to focus on the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Fofi (coarg.org.ar, 04 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
Spanish synchronised swimmer Gemma Mengual. (coarg.org.ar, 04 Sep 2012)
Injuries
In early 2015 she underwent hip surgery. She returned to competition in April 2015. (deportv.gov.ar, 12 Apr 2015)
Famous relatives
She competed with her triplet sister Etel 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; coarg.org.ar, 09 Jul 2016; lanacion.com.ar, 15 Aug 2016)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
She and her triplet sister Etel 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 Duet Technical Routine 79.807
17 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 79.967 
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 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