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Cristina
Salvador
SpainSpain, ESP
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 September 1991
Height
172 cm
Weight
53 kg
Residence
Granollers, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Health Studies - IMAFE: Spain

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
The sport was recommended to her by a swimming coach.

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Spain

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Representing Spain in the solo routine at the 2016 European Championships in London, England. "It was one of my dreams, doing the solo, and it was one of the best championships in my life. I could retire in peace." (marca.com, 27 Oct 2016)
Hero / Idol
Spanish synchronised swimmer Andrea Fuentes. (foropuntopelota.com, 03 Dec 2012)
Awards and honours
She received a Bronze Medal of the Royal Order for Sporting Merit of Spain in 2015. (sincro.cngranollers.org, 23 Sep 2015)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In 2016 she announced her retirement from international competition after the Spanish team did not qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "I would have retired even if we had qualified. After eight years in the national team, it was time to move on." In November 2016 she announced she would be the manager of clinics to help develop new coaches. (Twitter profile, 17 Nov 2016; marca.com, 27 Oct 2016; cngranollers.org, 04 Oct 2016)