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Clara CAMACHO
Sport Synchronised Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born21 Sep 1994 in Madrid, ESP
Height1.62 m
Weight 47 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sant Cugat del Valles, ESP
Occupation
Coach, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - Catholic University of Murcia [UCAM]: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began training at age nine.
Why this sport?
She was practising diving when she saw a group of girls doing synchronised swimming. She liked the idea of "dancing in water" so she decided to try it.
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
International Tournament
Location
Moscow, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
Clarita (Twitter profile, 11 Nov 2016)
Hero / Idol
Russian synchronised swimmer Natalia Ishchenko, Spanish synchronised swimmer Ona Carbonell, Russian rhythmic gymnast Evgenia Kanaeva. (sportfactor.es, 09 Nov 2010)
Injuries
She underwent knee surgery in October 2015 and was sidelined for one month. (wangconnection.com, 01 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2013 she was awarded with the Medal of the Spanish Olympic Committee. (coe.es, 15 May 2016)
Famous relatives
Her father Ricardo represented Spain in diving at the 1976, 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. He was the first Spaniard to reach an Olympic final in diving, in 1980. (marca.com, 09 Nov 2013; sports-reference.com, 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In April 2016 she announced her retirement from international competition after the Spanish team did not qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "After my knee surgery and not being able to go to the Olympic Games, I had very hard moments, so I decided to go back home and regain all the people I had forgotten for six years and start a new life with new goals. I left the national team, but not the sport. I am also a coach and will continue competing." For the 2016/17 season, she joined the coaching staff of Real Canoe club in Madrid, Spain. (Facebook profile, 19 Oct 2016; realcanoe.es, 22 Sep 2016)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Free Routine Combination 92.367 
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 90.016
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Free Routine 92.467 
5 2015 Kazan, RUS Team Technical Routine 90.872
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2016 London, ENG Free Routine Combination 88.900
3 2016 London, ENG Team Free Routine 89.666 
3 2014 Berlin, GER Team 182.480 
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 95.600