Imagen
6727-Carla Casals photo

Carla Casals

Swimming
2

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S12, SB12, SM12

Further personal information

Occupation
Coach, Lecturer
Languages
Catalan, Spanish, English
Higher education
Communications - Pompeu Fabra University: Barcelona, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine in Barcelona, Spain.
Why this sport?
Her teacher asked her if she would like to enter a competition and she agreed to take part.

International debut

Year
2001
Competing for
Spain

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I only know one way to do things. Smile whatever the odds might be and believe in yourself no matter what." (thewangconnection.com, 24 May 2013)
Impairment
She was born prematurely along with two siblings [as a set of triplets], and has the eye condition retrolental fibroplasia as a result. She has around 10% vision. (thewangconnection.com, 24 May 2013; yocreoenmi.es, 18 Apr 2013)
Other information
RETIREMENT
She retired from international swimming in September 2014. (europapress.es, 04 Dec 2014; carlacasals.wordpress.com, 02 Sep 2014)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She was press liaison officer for the Spanish team at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (fundaciononce.es, 15 Sep 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 400 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 2 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 7
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 3
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 6
IPC Swimming World Championships Durban 2006 (Durban, South Africa)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heats 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heats 7
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 8
Women's 5,000 m Open Water Final Round 16
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 1 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 7
IPC Swimming World Championships Mar del Plata 2002 (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heats 5
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heats 9
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heats (S11/12) 6
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 3
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 5
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 8
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 4
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final Round 2012-09-02 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Heat 2 2012-09-03 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final Round 2012-09-03 8
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 2 2012-09-08 4
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final Round 2012-09-08 6
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 2 2013-08-13 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 3
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 2
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Heat 1 2013-08-18 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB12 Final 1 2013-08-18 6