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Marta
Bach
SpainSpain, ESP
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 February 1993
Height
176 cm
Weight
66 kg
Residence
Mataró, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Pharmacy - University of Barcelona: Spain

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age nine.
Club / Team
CN Mataro: Spain
Name of coach
Florin Bonca [club], ROU; Miki Oca [national], ESP
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Left

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London; winning the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, and winning the gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Twitter profile, 18 May 2016; ccma.cat, 25 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2012 Athlete of the Year, along with her teammate Roser Tarrago, in Mataro, Spain. (lavanguardia.com, 23 Mar 2013)
Famous relatives
Her brother Pau Bach has represented Spain in water polo. (lesportiudecatalunya.cat, 25 Dec 2015)