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Clara
Basiana
SpainSpain, ESP
Artistic Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
23 January 1991
Height
170 cm
Weight
59 kg
Residence
Barcelona, ESP
Occupation
Artist, Student
Languages
Catalan, English, Spanish
Higher education
Journalism - Autonomous University of Barcelona: Spain

International Debut

Year
2009
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Rome, ITA

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (youtube.com, RfenTV Interview, Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"We all pay a price to compete at the elite level." (youtube.com, RfenTV Interview, Nov 2013)
Famous relatives
Her mother Antonia Canellas was a national champion in synchronised swimming from 1974 to 1982. (as.com, 29 Dec 2010)
Other information
RETIREMENT
In April 2016 she announced her retirement from international competition after the Spanish team did not qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (sport.es, 16 Apr 2016; as.com, 15 Apr 2016)

OCCUPATION
She is part of Olympias Events, a group of five Olympic Spanish athletes [Andrea Fuentes, Marga Crespi, Clara Basiana, Paula Klamburg and Tina Fuentes] who perform shows based on synchronised swimming for events. (Twitter profile, 16 Nov 2016; rtve.es, 17 Aug 2016; elmundo.es, 07 Jul 2016)