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Marta Maria Gomez Battelli

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

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

Further personal information

Residence
Seville, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Spanish
Higher education
Social Work Studies - Complutense University of Madrid: Spain

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2003.
Why this sport?
"Because I didn't have any kind of barriers regarding my impairment and because in the water I feel free and I don't depend on anyone."
Club / Team
CN Sevilla: Spain
Name of coach
Jose Luis Vaquero [national], ESP

International debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Iceland

General interest

Nicknames
Martita (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Most influential person in career
Her coach and family. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You have to fight every day to achieve your goals." (Athlete, 21 Aug 2012)
Awards and honours
She received the Tower of Gold Award for Best Impaired Athlete in Seville, Spain in 2011, 2012 and 2013. (europapress.es, 27 May 2014)
Impairment
Her vision is impaired due to cataracts. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2015)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She is studying a degree in labor relations and human resources at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain. (paralimpicos.es, 20 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Swimming World Championships Eindhoven 2010 (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final Round 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final Round 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2012-09-02 6
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2012-09-07 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2012-09-08 5
2013 IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Final 1 2013-08-12 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Final 1 2013-08-13 5
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 2 2013-08-13 6
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2013-08-16 2
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2013-08-18 11
2015 IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-13 12
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 2 2015-07-14 12
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-16 7
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final 1 2015-07-16 6
Women's 100 m Breaststroke SB13 Heat 1 2015-07-17 11
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 1 2015-07-18 11
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 200 m Individual Medley SM13 Heat 1 2016-09-10 4
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-12 5
Women's 400 m Freestyle S13 Final Round 2016-09-12 8
Women's 50 m Freestyle S13 Heat 2 2016-09-14 6
Women's 100 m Freestyle S13 Heat 3 2016-09-16 7