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María BRAMONT-ARIAS
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Peru   
GenderWomen
Born13 Aug 1999
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Administration Studies - University of Lima: Peru
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2015.
Name of coach
Maria Isabel Barragan [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Mariale (Latina.pe YouTube channel, 27 Apr 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a gold medal in the 5km event at the 2021 South American Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (gob.pe, 25 Mar 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never stop dreaming. Many things can be achieved with dedication and work." (ellosyellas.com.pe, 26 Sep 2018)
Awards and honours
She was Peru's flag bearer at the 2019 South American Beach Games in Rosario, Argentina. (diariorecord.pe, 11 May 2020)
Other sports
She represented Peru in swimming at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and the world championships in both 2017 and 2018. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Mar 2020)
Milestones
She became the first woman to represent Peru in open water swimming at the Pan American Games when she competed in the 10km event at the 2019 edition in Lima, Peru. She was also the first Peruvian female athlete to compete in open water swimming at the world aquatics championships when she participated in the 2017 edition in Budapest, Hungary. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Mar 2020)

She became the first Peruvian athlete to win a medal at the open water junior world championships when she won silver in the 10km event at the 2018 edition in Eilat, Israel. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Mar 2020; FINA, 08 Sep 2018)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 1500m Freestyle 17:01.85
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 800m Freestyle 8:56.12
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 800m Freestyle 8:49.41
Pan American Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2019 Lima, PER 800m Freestyle 9:04.18
10 2019 Lima, PER 1500m Freestyle 17:13.47
7 2019 Lima, PER 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 8:27.16
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
10 2019 Gwangju, KOR 5km 58:09.1
26 2019 Gwangju, KOR 10km 1:55:33.8
39 2017 Budapest, HUN 5km 1:02:08.2
42 2017 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:09:39.6
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
43 2021   10km  
32 2021 Doha, QAT 10km 2:02:54.5
  2020   10km  
30 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:59:19.9
37 2019   10km  
22 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:00:55.2
9 2019 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:42:17.00
21 2018   10km  
5 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:06:23.4