Spain announce Mexico City 2017 swimmers

Multiple Paralympic champion Teresa Perales to lead team at World Championships. 26 Jul 2017
a Para swimmer celebrates with her medal

Seven-time Paralympic champion Teresa Perales heads a strong Spain team for the World Championships.

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A 14-strong team made up of world and Paralympic champions will represent Spain at the World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City, from 30 September-6 October.

Seven-time Paralympic champion Teresa Perales will be Spain’s biggest name in the squad, which will also include Rio 2016 gold medallists Nuria Marques Soto and Oscar Salguero Galisteo.

The other swimmers competing at Mexico City 2017 will be Judith Rolo Marichal, Antoni Ponce, Jose Antonio Mari Alcaraz-Garcia, Sarai Gascon Moreno, Miguel Luque Avila, David Levecq, Ricardo Ten Argiles, Isabel Hernandez, Sebstian Rodriguez and Carlos Martinez.

Spain have been among the top swimming teams at recent competitions. They won 11 medals overall at the Glasgow 2015 Worlds, and six golds, eight silver and three bronze at Rio 2016 to finish seventh in the sport’s Paralympic medals table.

Around 550 swimmers from more than 60 countries are expected to compete at the Francisco Marquez Olympic Swimming Pool in Mexico City. It will be the first major competition after the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, and the start of the new Paralympic cycle for Tokyo 2020.

For more information, visit Mexico City 2017’s website.