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Amaya Alonso

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Languages
Spanish, English
Higher education
Physiotherapy - College of Physiotherapy ONCE: Madrid, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 16 in Colorado Springs, CO, United States.
Why this sport?
She loved to swim.
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [national]
Coach from which country?
Spain

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Durban, RSA

General interest

Awards and honours
In 2008 she received an award from the Sports Press Federation of Castilla y Leon, Spain, after competing at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)
Impairment
She was born blind. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heats 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 5
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heats (S11/12) 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2012-08-30 2
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2012-08-30 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 2012-09-03 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 3 2012-09-04 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2012-09-05 9999