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Estefania ALVAREZ PIEDRAHITA
Sport Artistic Swimming
NOC Colombia   
GenderWomen
Born25 Aug 1994 in Medellín, COL
Height1.66 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Colombia
Occupation
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 artistic swimming at age eight.
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."
Name of coach
Paula Garcia [national], COL; Shara Munera [national]
General Interest
Milestones
She and her duet partner Monica Arango Estrada became the first Colombian artistic swimmers to compete at the Olympic Games when they took part in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jun 2019; medellin.unal.edu.co, 20 Apr 2018)
Other information
DUET PARTNER
She teamed up with Monica Arango Estrada in 2012. "Monica and I complement each other, she is very good with her legs. That's why we have such a good rapport during training. She is also a dedicated student and athlete. Our personalities are different. She's a lot more outgoing than me and I think that helps our performance as well. I really appreciate her enthusiasm during the hard times." (elheraldo.co 01 May 2016; Teleantioquia Deportes YouTube Channel, 04 Jun 2015)

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

ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE
In 2020 she was named as part of the athletes' technical commission of the Swimming Union of the Americas [UANA]. "I'm there to help athletes by sharing my experiences and to make artistic swimming grow." (Telemedellin YouTube channel, 14 Jan 2020)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Following her studies at the National University of Colombia, she is pursuing postgraduate studies at EAFIT University in Colombia. (Instagram athlete profile, 01 Jul 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2021 Tokyo, JPN Duet 164.019
Preliminary Round 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Duet 160.803
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Free Routine 79.033
Preliminary Round 2019 Gwangju, KOR Duet Technical Routine 79.164
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