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Marta
Bach
SpainSpain, ESP
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
17 February 1993
Height
176 cm
Weight
66 kg
Residence
Mataró, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Pharmacy - University of Barcelona: Spain

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age nine.
Why this sport?
Swimming was good for her back and as her older brother was practising water polo she started the sport. "I liked more to work in a team than in an individual sport."
Club / Team
CN Mataro: Spain
Name of coach
Miguel Angel 'Miki' Oca [national], ESP
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Centre back
Handedness
Left

International Debut

Year
2012
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Eindhoven, NED

General Interest

Nicknames
Martona (esportiumaresme.cat, 07 Dec 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning the silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London; winning the gold medal at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, and winning the gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Twitter profile, 18 May 2016; ccma.cat, 25 Apr 2016)
Awards and honours
She is the captain of the CN Mataro team. (ccma.cat, 12 Apr 2018)

She was named Best Female Athlete of 2017 in Mataro, Spain. (mataro.cat, 06 Apr 2018)

She was the 2012 and 2013 Athlete of the Year, both times along with her teammate Roser Tarrago, in Mataro. (lavanguardia.com, 23 Mar 2013; cnmataro.cat, 12 Apr 2014)
Famous relatives
Her brother Pau Bach has represented Spain in water polo. (lesportiudecatalunya.cat, 25 Dec 2015)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (esportiumaresme.cat, 07 Dec 2017)
Other information
FURTHER STUDIES
She studies nutrition and dietetics. (esportiumaresme.cat, 07 Dec 2017)