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Lorena
Miranda
SpainSpain, ESP
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
07 April 1991
Height
174 cm
Residence
Ceuta, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, 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.
Club / Team
CW Dos Hermanas: Seville, ESP
Name of coach
Tiago Santos [club], POR
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
DOUBLE DUTY
For the 2016/17 season she was added to the coaching staff of CN Caballa in Ceuta, Spain, and was also named in the playing squad of CW Dos Hermanas in Seville, Spain. "I'm going to play as much as I can, the whole league is impossible, because in Ceuta we also have games. I have a commitment in Ceuta, so I will play the key matches or those that I can with Dos Hermanas team. I also know this is almost half a retirement from high level." She continued doing double duty in the 2017/18 season, playing with Dos Hermanas against only their direct rivals in the lower part of the table. (ceutadeportiva.com, 31 Aug 2016; periodicoelnazareno.es, 18 Sep 2017; lavanguardia.com, 18 Apr 2018)