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Ariadna Edo Beltran

Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13

Further personal information

Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - Camilo Jose Cela University: Madrid, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age three in Castellon, Spain. She took up the sport competitively in 2013.
Why this sport?
Her family encouraged her to try the sport.
Club / Team
CN Castalia Castellon: Spain
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [national], ESP

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Spain
Location
Berlin, GER

General interest

Nicknames
Ari (Facebook profile, 02 Nov 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the S13 400m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Televisio de Castello Facebook page, 13 Feb 2020; Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Vicente Richart. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer and Para cyclist Ricardo Ten, Spanish Para swimmer and politician Teresa Perales. (Televisio de Castello Facebook page, 13 Feb 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If there is a dream or goal you want to achieve, you have to pursue it 100%. Give everything you have to accomplish your goals." (Facebook page, 22 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours
In 2017 she received the Sports Merit Medal in the city of Castellon in Spain. (elperiodicomediterraneo.com, 19 Feb 2018)

In 2016 she received the Bronze Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit in Spain. (paralimpicos.es, 15 Nov 2016)

In 2016 she was named Athlete of the Year of Castellon province by the Sports Press Association of Castellon, Spain. (huellasdemujeresgeniales.com, 12 Sep 2017)

She received the Sports Merit Medal of the Valencian Community in Spain in 2016. (Prensa Diputacion Castellon YouTube channel, 19 Feb 2018; ceice.gva.es, 10 Oct 2017; cadenaser.com, 07 Oct 2016)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied swimming at regional level in Spain. (Televisio de Castello Facebook page, 13 Feb 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (valenciaplaza.com, 07 Feb 2019)
Impairment
At age nine she was diagnosed with Stargardt disease, a macular degenerative condition. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018; elpais.com, 23 Mar 2018; yosoynoticia.es, 28 Jul 2017)
Other information
MENTAL PREPARATION
She believes that mental preparation and working with a sports psychologist has been influential during her swimming career. "The mental part is essential, not only to compete, but also to train every day, which is where we suffer the most. In the end, we reflect in competition what we train. You have to be very well prepared psychologically. I have my own psychologist, who is a central figure to manage the pressure. My life changed in less than a year from competing at the regional level [in able-bodied swimming] to competing in world championships [in Para swimming], and you need to manage that and also take it on a daily basis. If you don't go [to competitions] with a good attitude and mentally well prepared, no matter what you train, things are not going to work out." (Televisio de Castello Facebook page, 13 Feb 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2015-07-14 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2015-07-14 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-16 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-16 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 5
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 7
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 1 2016-09-08 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2016-09-10 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 2016-09-10 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-12 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-12 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-14 5
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-16 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S13 Heat 2 2016-09-17 5
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-03 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2017-12-04 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2017-12-05 3
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-05 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2017-12-05 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2017-12-06 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2017-12-06 3