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Laia PONS
Sport Synchronised Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born24 Apr 1993 in Granollers, ESP
Height1.67 m
Weight 57 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Marc Tahull
Languages
Catalan, English, Spanish
Higher education
International Business - Lindenwood University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
She likes music, the water and dance, and synchronised swimming was the perfect way to combine all three.
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"The effort that I put in is rewarded. It's like climbing a huge mountain. When you reach the summit it's all worth it." (blocs.xtec.cat, 03 Oct 2012)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from international competition in 2016. (elperiodico.com, 09 May 2016; elmundo.es, 03 Mar 2016)

CITY FIRST
In 2012 she became the first female athlete from Granollers, Spain, to win an Olympic medal. (lavanguardia.com, 28 Aug 2012)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2012 London, ENG Team 193.120
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP Free Routine Combination 94.620
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Team 96.210
1 2012 Eindhoven, NED Free Routine Combination 95.600