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MARQUES SOTO Nuria
Sport Para swimming
NPC Spain   
GenderWomen
Age19
Place of BirthMartorell, ESP
Height1.69 m
Weight 59 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S9, SB8, SM9
Further Personal Information
Residence
Martorell, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Catalan, English, French, Spanish
Higher education
Physiotherapy - Autonomous University of Barcelona: Spain
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried swimming at age three at the CN Martorell club in Spain. She began competing in Para swimming at age 11.
Why this sport?
Her father and her doctors encouraged her to get involved in the sport.
Club / Team
CN Sant Feliu: Spain
Name of coach
Jaume Marce, ESP
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Spain
Location
Sheffield, ENG
General Interest
Hobbies
Spending time with friends. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the S9 400m freestyle at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named among the Best Athletes of 2017 at the National Sports Gala ceremony of the Spanish Association of Sports Press. (aepde.org, 26 Feb 2018)

She was named Spain's 2017 Athlete of the Year by the magazine Olympo Deportivo. (olympodeportivo.es, 30 Dec 2017)

She was named the Female Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Mantorell Sports Gala in Spain. (cnmartorell.cat, 21 Jan 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (paralympic.org, 29 Aug 2017)
Impairment
She was born with a congenital malformation in her left foot, which resulted in her left leg being amputated. (swimbiz.it, 09 Jun 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:42.56
5 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:37.30 
4 2016 100m Freestyle S9 1:03.94 
8 2016 50m Freestyle S9 29.80 
Heats 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:11.28
2 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.57 
World Championships (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
3 2015 100m Backstroke S9 1:10.68
3 2015 100m Freestyle S9 1:04.46
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S9 30.65
5 2015 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:35.98
3 2015 100m Butterfly S9 1:10.01
2 2015 400m Freestyle S9 4:49.47
6 2015 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:07.20
1 2017 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.88
2 2017 100m Freestyle S9 1:03.52
1 2017 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:40.75
1 2017 400m Freestyle S9 4:55.32
3 2017 100m Butterfly S9 1:10.27
2 2017 50m Freestyle S9 30.26
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 50m Freestyle S9 31.12
3 2014 400m Freestyle S9 5:01.95
4 2014 100m Freestyle S9 1:06.59
3 2014 100m Backstroke S9 1:13.90
2 2014 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:38.71
5 2014 100m Butterfly S9 1:14.13
3 2014 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:08.89
3 2016 50m Freestyle S9 30.03
1 2016 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.51
2 2016 100m Butterfly S9 1:10.41
3 2016 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:38.26
1 2016 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 4:34.68
2 2016 100m Freestyle S9 1:04.14
6 2016 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:33.21
2 2016 400m Freestyle S9 4:53.77
4 2016 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:15.26
2 2018 100m Freestyle S9 1:03.46
3 2018 100m Butterfly S9 1:10.40
1 2018 100m Backstroke S9 1:09.79
1 2018 200m Individual Medley SM9 2:35.01
2 2018 400m Freestyle S9 4:46.65
3 2018 50m Freestyle S9 30.39
2 2018 100m Breaststroke SB8 1:28.64
2 2018 4 x 100m Medley Relay 34 Points 5:03.64