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Samantha
Arevalo
EcuadorEcuador, ECU
Female
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 September 1994
Height
171 cm
Residence
Rome, ITA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She dedicated herself to swimming at age 10.
Why this sport?
Her brothers Xavier and Victor Hugo were triathletes and encouraged her to try swimming.
Name of coach
Juan Fernando Enderica [national], ECU; Fabrizio Antonelli [personal], ITA, from 2017

General Interest

Nicknames
Sami (sisepuedeecuador.com, 02 Jun 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 10km event at the 2017 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (eltelegrafo.com.ec, 16 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Ecuadorian race walker Jefferson Perez. (noticias.latam.msn.com, 08 May 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To feel passion you have to work every day. You have to feel the pain of training." (lahora.com.ec, 30 Dec 2015)
Awards and honours
She was named Ecuadorian Female Swimmer of the Year in 2015 by the National Olympic Committee of Ecuador. (CRISFE, 14 Jan 2016)

She was named Best Female Swimmer at the 2014 South American Championships in Mar del Plata, Argentina. (swimswam.com, 06 Oct 2014)

In 2010 she was named Swimmer of the Year by the Ecuadorian Swimming Federation. (mundodeportes.net, 09 Mar 2012)
Other sports
She represented Ecuador in swimming at the 2016 South American Championships in Asuncion, Paraguay. (SportsDeskOnline, 14 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (eluniverso.com, 13 Apr 2017)

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