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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
Politician
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Sport Studies - Pablo de Olavide University: Seville, ESP

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing water polo at age 15.

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
CAREER CHANGE
In June 2019 she was sworn in as a representative of the city council of Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous city located on the north coast of Africa. Her role involves overseeing the departments of sport and youth affairs in the city. "I think that I can contribute in my area what is best for sports, support youth sports and encourage sport and energise it." (iusport.com, 15 Jun 2019; ceutadeportiva.com, 21 Jun 2019; lavanguardia.com, 15 Jun 2019)

MISSING WATER POLO
She no longer competes in water polo, and quit her role as coach of the men's team at the CN Caballa club in Ceuta in order to serve on the city council. "I miss it. I played for many years and love it, having fun in the pool and coaching the guys. It was a great year [as coach of the CN Caballa water polo team] and in the end we were promoted, but I miss it, I can't say I don't." (ceutadeportiva.com, 03 Oct 2019)