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Athletes

Alba
Cabello
SpainSpain, ESP
Female
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 April 1986
Height
163 cm
Weight
47 kg
Family
Partner Carlos Perez Barberan
Residence
Madrid, ESP
Languages
English, Spanish

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her parents first took her to the pool at age two. She began synchronised swimming at age six.
Why this sport?
Former Spanish national champion Esperanza Pintado saw her and told her to join a synchronised swimming team.

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
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Injuries
She competed with a shoulder injury at the 2016 European Championships in London, England. (sport.es, 12 Nov 2016; as.com, 15 Apr 2016)

In 2013 she suffered a shoulder injury, which required surgery and kept her out of competition for 12 months. (sportyou.es, 19 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Gold Emblem from the Swimming Federation of Madrid, Spain. (fmn.es, 15 Nov 2016)

In 2012 she was name Athlete of the Year in the Community of Madrid. (fedecanat.es, 2012)

In 2009 she was awarded the bronze medal of the Royal Order of Sport Merit. (marca.es, 14 Apr 2009)
Famous relatives
Her younger sister Lara Cabello has competed in synchronised swimming for the junior national team. Her parents, Carlos and Marisol, were water polo referees. (medallasmadrid.blogspot.com, 26 Nov 2010; marca.es, 16 May 2008)
Other information
RETIREMENT
Her shoulder problems, which required three operations, led her to retire from the sport after the 2016 European Championships in London, England. "The last few months were extremely hard. I had to train with my arm in a sling and a T-shirt on top. My mind was willing, but my body wasn't." (sport.es, 12 Nov 2016)