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Lorena
Miranda
SpainSpain, ESP
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 April 1991
Height
174 cm
Residence
Ceuta, ESP
Occupation
Coach
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sport Studies - Pablo de Olavide University: Seville, ESP

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age 15.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General Interest

Hero / Idol
Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal. (eldesmarque.com, 11 Nov 2013)
Injuries
In December 2015 she tore her biceps femoris muscle [part of hamstring] and was unable to compete for three weeks. In early 2016 she had a relapse of the same injury. She missed the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, and the Olympic qualification tournament as a result of the injury. (marca.com, 15 Mar 2016; waterpolo2h.com, 03 Jan 2016)
Awards and honours
She received the 2015 Sports Excellence prize from the Andalucia Government in Spain. (ceutadeportiva.com, 01 Jul 2016)

In 2014 the Diaz-Flor sport complex in Ceuta, Spain, was renamed in her honour. (ceutadeportiva.com, 11 Dec 2014)
Other information
COACH
In September 2018 she was named coach of the men's team of the CN Caballa club in Ceuta, Spain. She had been appointed into the coaching staff of Caballa for the 2016/17 season while she was also playing key matches for CW Dos Hermanas in Seville, Spain. She continued both playing and coaching the following season before taking up the head coach role in Ceuta for the 2018/19 season. "I leave Dos Hermanas because it is almost impossible to combine my duties as a coach and as a player. Two years ago I decided to go to Ceuta to start another role. It was complicated to me while being coach at Caballa to go and play in Seville, but I have been there every time I could. I do not close the door for my comeback. Who knows? This is going year by year." (mundodeportivo.com, 14 Sep 2018; waterpolo2h.com, 13 Sep 2018)