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Margarita DOMINGUEZ
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Spain   
GenderWomen
Born20 May 1987 in Cartagena, ESP
Height1.68 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Teacher
Higher education
Physical Education - University of Murcia: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at an early age, joining her mother in the pool at the AD Ancora club in Cartagena, Spain.
Why this sport?
Her family was involved in the sport.
General Interest
Nicknames
Marga, Magui (Twitter profile, 04 Jun 2017; bcn2013.com, 16 Jul 2013)
Hero / Idol
Spanish swimmer Erika Villaecija. (notinat.com.es, 15 Feb 2008)
Awards and honours
In 2010 the Spanish Olympic Committee presented her with a commemorative plaque in honour of her second-place finish at the 2010 World Championships in Roberval, QC, Canada. (regmurcia.com, 01 Jan 2011)

In 2009 the Spanish Olympic Committee gave her the Medal of Sport Merit. (regmurcia.com, 01 Jan 2011)

The Sport Press Association of Murcia named her the best athlete of the region in 2008, along with tennis player Nicolas Almagro. She won the award again in 2015. (ceheginet.com, 21 Sep 2015; regmurcia.com, 01 Jan 2011)
Other sports
She represented Spain in swimming at the 2002 European Junior Championships in Linz, Austria. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Jan 2020)
Famous relatives
Her father Francisco has served as the president of the Murcia Swimming Federation in Spain. (regmurcia.com, 01 Jan 2011)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has served as vice president of the Federation of Swimming of the Region of Murcia in Spain. She also held the role of team leader of the Spanish open water swimming team at the 2017 Mediterranean Junior Cup in Eilat, Israel. (cartagena.es, 22 Sep 2018; latribunadecartagena.com, 08 Sep 2017; rfen.es, 19 Oct 2017)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
6 2015 Kazan, RUS 25km 5:19:39.4
16 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 57:04.4
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 25km 5:11:55.5
23 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:02:36.5
8 2011 Shanghai, CHN 25km 5:29:42.0
8 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 2:01:45.6
4 2009 Rome, ITA 25km 5:48:37.6
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2014 Berlin, GER 25km 5:19:44.3
18 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 2:00:53.1
5 2012 Piombino, ITA 10km 2:12:30.8
2 2012 Piombino, ITA 25km 5:31:26.3
4 2011 Eilat, ISR 10km 2:00:24.5
2 2011 Eilat, ISR 25km 5:26:42.7
4 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 25km 5:48:30.8
1 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 25km 5:38:35.3
7 2008 Dubrovnik, CRO 10km 2:00:38.7
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:08:12.9
11 2014 Setúbal, POR 10km 2:05:30.7
13 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 2:10:43.20
9 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 2:10:29.34
11 2012 Eilat, ISR 10km 2:02:44.44
10 2011 Santos, BRA 10km 2:13:19.50
8 2008 Dubai, UAE 10km 1:56:39.44
6 2008 Santos, BRA 10km 2:04:27.18
57 2007   10km