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Estefania ALVAREZ PIEDRAHITA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Colombia   
GenderWomen
Born25 Aug 1994 in Medellín, COL
Height1.62 m
Weight 60 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Colombia
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Statistics - National University of Colombia: Medellín, COL
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began competing in synchronised swimming at age eight, when her coach saw her potential for the sport.
Why this sport?
"I fell in love with the sport when I had my first competition. I like the emotion of being able to express what I feel through music and to move the judges."
Club / Team
Antioquia [COL] / Club Deportivo AquaSwim [COL]:
Name of coach
Paula García [national], COL
General Interest
Hobbies
Going to the cinema, spending time with friends. (medellin.unal.edu.co, 20 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Canal UNE's YouTube channel, 24 Oct 2016)
Milestones
She and partner Monica Arango Estrada became the first Colombian artistic swimmers to compete at the Olympic Games when they took part in the 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro. (medellin.unal.edu.co, 20 Apr 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (medellin.unal.edu.co, 20 Apr 2018)
Other information
DUET PARTNER
She teamed up with Monica Arango Estrada in 2012, with the goal of qualifying for the Olympic Games. "Monica and I complement each other, she is very good with her legs. That's why we have such a good rapport on the setup and during training. She is also a dedicated student and athlete. Our personalities are different as well, she's a lot more outgoing than me and I reckon that helps our performance as well. I really appreciate her enthusiasm during the hard times." (Teleantioquia Deportes Youtube Channel, 04 Jun 2015; elheraldo.co 01 May 2016)

SWIMMING CLUB
In 2017 she and her teammate, Monica Arango Estrada, and their coach, Paula Garcia, founded AquaSwim club in Medellin, Colombia. (uniminutoradio.com.co, 27 Feb 2017; noticiascaracoltv.com, 26 Feb 2017; elcolombiano.com, 06 Jan 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 160.803
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Technical Routine 77.878
Preliminary Round 2017 Budapest, HUN Duet Free Routine 79.800
20 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Free Routine 79.167 
Preliminary round 2015 Kazan, RUS Duet Technical Routine 77.907
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Technical Routine 77.700
Preliminary round 2013 Barcelona, ESP Duet Free Routine 77.430
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Technical Routine 75.000
Preliminary round 2011 Shanghai, CHN Team Free Routine 76.780