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Katia BARROS
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC Ecuador   
GenderWomen
Born29 Aug 1994
Height1.66 m
Weight 60 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Architecture - Cuenca State University: Ecuador
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up swimming at age six.
General Interest
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (elmorlaco.com, 12 May 2009)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2010 Junior Swimmer of the Year by the Ecuadorian Swimming Federation. (elmercurio.com.ec, 14 Jan 2011)
Other information
TAKING A BREAK
She stopped competing in January 2014 to focus on her university studies. (eltiempo.com.ec, 12 Jan 2014)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
22 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km 57:26.4
20 2013 Barcelona, ESP 5km - Team Time Trial 1:00:32.6
46 2011 Shanghai, CHN 10km 2:16:45.7
30 2011 Shanghai, CHN 5km 1:02:19.7
31 2009 Rome, ITA 5 km 59:42.8
30 2009 Rome, ITA 10km 2:02:20.3