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Julia Benito de Tena

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Spain
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education - Polytechnic University of Madrid: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2010 in Badajoz, Spain.
Why this sport?
"Without swimming I would have a boring life. I like it so much and for me it is something very important."
Club / Team
CN Badajoz [ESP] / CN Pozuelo [ESP]:
Name of coach
Laureano Gil [national]
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Centre in Madrid, Spain.

International debut

Year
2016
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Funchal, POR

General interest

Hobbies
Photography, reading, playing sports, listening to music, travelling. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 European Championships in Funchal, Portugal. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
Her family. (Athlete, 13 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer Teresa Perales. (eldesmarque.com, 30 Apr 2021)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If we don't enjoy what we do, whatever it is, it's not worth it." (eldesmarque.com, 30 Apr 2021)
Impairment
She was born with a left hand impairment. (eldesmarque.com, 30 Apr 2021)