Mireia comes back home with a four of gold under her belt. Four golden medals after competing in five finals in the European Short Course Championship held in Herning (Denmark). She’s been the best in the 200m butterfly, the 800m freestyle, the 400 freestyle and the 400 medley. She missed the bronze medal in the 200 styles for only one tenth of a second, but she has achieved the Championship and the Spanish records with 4.21.23.
The balance in 2013 couldn’t be better: she has beaten five records in Spain and three in the world, the last one in the Spanish Short Course Championship held in Castellón. The 1,500m freestyle was broken, the Catalan swimmer lowered almost two seconds the record established by the Danish Lotte Friis in 2009, now the challenge lies in Mireia’s 15.26.95.
There’s no doubt it has been her best year, but we can expect that, with only 23 years, constancy and sacrifice; her future can be even more promising.
Here you can see some pictures of Mireia that I took in the FINA World Champioships held this summer in Barcelona.By the way, if time and work allow me, I’ll expose in another post the advantages and disadvantages of the media coverage of the FINA.