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Maria Delgado Nadal

Athletics | Swimming
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Physical Education, Sports Science - Polytechnic University of Madrid: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She learnt to swim at age three.
Why this sport?
Her parents signed her up for several sports to keep her active. "I had so much fun and loved being in the water. Swimming is the sport I enjoyed the most."
Club / Team
Stadium Casablanca [swimming]: Zaragoza, ESP
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [swimming, national], ESP
Training Regime
She trains at the High Performance Centre in Madrid, Spain.

International debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Montreal, QC, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Reading, watching television series. (que.es, 12 May 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two bronze medals in swimming at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and winning bronze in the S12 100m backstroke at 2019 World Championships in London, England. (Twitter profile, 10 Sep 2019; elperiodicodearagon.com, 19 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Jose Luis Vaquero. (Athlete, 15 Aug 2018)
Hero / Idol
Spanish Para swimmer Teresa Perales. (elperiodicodearagon.com, 19 May 2019)
Injuries
In January 2022 she underwent surgery for a hernia in her back, having been troubled by back pain for over a year. (22minutoscon.com, 12 Apr 2022; Instagram profile, 28 Jan 2022)

Stomach problems meant she was unable to compete in the final of the S12 100m backstroke at the 2017 World Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. (elperiodicodearagon.com, 19 May 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"A life without giving everything you have is not worth it." (Facebook page, 15 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
In 2020 she and triathlete Daniel Tolosa were named Best Athletes at the Stadium Casablanca club in Zaragoza, Spain. (hoyaragon.es, 23 Jan 2021)

In 2018 she received a special acknowledgement during the Sports Gala ceremony in Zaragoza, Spain. (zaragoza.es, 02 Feb 2018; zaragozadeporte.com, 02 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 received the Diploma of Sports Merit from the city of Zaragoza in Spain. (heraldo.es, 26 Jan 2017)
Other sports
She has competed in Para athletics at national level in Spain. (22minutoscon.com, 12 Apr 2022)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 World Para Swimming Championships in Madeira, Portugal, and the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris (22minutoscon.com, 12 Apr 2022)
Impairment
She was born with congenital toxoplasmosis. The condition means she only has peripheral vision. (Athlete, 03 Dec 2017; aragua.es, 04 Jul 2013)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in high performance sport. (que.es, 12 May 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2013-08-12 7
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2013-08-12 8
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Heat 1 2013-08-13 6
Women's 100 m Butterfly S12 Final 1 2013-08-13 4
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM12 Final 1 2013-08-14 6
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2013-08-15 10
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2013-08-17 6
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2015-07-14 10
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final 1 2015-07-15 3
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Heat 1 2015-07-15 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-16 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2015-07-16 9
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2015-07-18 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2015-07-18 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final 1 2015-07-19 4
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 2 2015-07-19 4
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Heat 3 2016-09-08 3
Women's 100 m Butterfly S13 Final Round 2016-09-08 8
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2016-09-12 4
Women's 100 m Backstroke S12 Final Round 2016-09-14 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 2 2016-09-17 2
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final Round 2016-09-17 3
Mexico City 2017 World Para Swimming Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-03 3
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Heat 1 2017-12-05 4
Women's 50 m Freestyle S12 Final 1 2017-12-05 2