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Ana Rubio Zavala

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Irún, ESP
Occupation
Student
Languages
Spanish, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She started swimming in 1997 aged four in Irun.
Why this sport?
She followed her brothers and sisters who were swimming at the time.
Club / Team
Bidadoa 21: Spain
Name of coach
Javier De Aymerich [personal ], Javier Garcia [club]
Coach from which country?
Spain
Coach from what year?
1999

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Spain
Location
Berlin

General interest

Nicknames
Anita. "I got it from my swimming mates because I was the youngest on the team."
Hobbies
Reading, listening to music, jogging, playing paddle. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the European Championships. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)
Most influential person in career
Her coaches. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)
Hero / Idol
Rafael Nadal. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's not how good you are, it's how bad you want it." (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)
Other information
DISABILTY
She was born with no fingers on her left hand. (Athlete, 11 Apr 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 1 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 1 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB9 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S10 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM10 Heat 2 5
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Heat 2 2
Women's 4x100 m Medley 34pts Final Round 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S10 Heat 3 4