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GOMEZ BATTELLI Marta Maria
Sport Swimming
NPC Spain   
GenderWomen
Age25
Place of BirthSeville, ESP
Height1.63 m
Weight 54 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Visual impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
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
Senior 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)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
Heats 2012 100m Freestyle S13 1:08.81
Heats 2012 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:46.90
Heats 2012 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:27.89
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2010 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:53.19
6 2010 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:30.40
5 2010 400m Freestyle S13 5:09.44
6 2013 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:47.14
5 2013 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:28.35
2 2013 400m Freestyle S13 4:58.61
Heats 2013 100m Freestyle S13 1:08.42
Heats 2015 50m Freestyle S13 30.35
Heats 2015 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:47.76
6 2015 400m Freestyle S13 4:54.47
Heats 2015 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:28.49
Heats 2015 100m Freestyle S13 1:05.89
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Event Result
3 2009 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:26.62
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2014 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:26.44
4 2014 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:44.64
5 2014 50m Freestyle S13 30.31
4 2014 100m Freestyle S13 1:05.75
2 2014 400m Freestyle S13 4:53.47
11 2016 50m Freestyle S13 30.59
13 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:07.00
6 2016 400m Freestyle S13 4:53.07
9 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:49.06