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Patricia
Herrera
SpainSpain, ESP
Female
Water polo

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
09 February 1993
Height
163 cm
Weight
59 kg
Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Spanish
Higher education
Business Administration, Tourism - King Juan Carlos University: Madrid, ESP

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up water polo at age six.
Why this sport?
She was invited by a coach to take part in a water polo tournament.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goalkeeper
Handedness
Right

International Debut

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

General Interest

Nicknames
Patri. (Facebook profile, 11 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (waterpolista.com, 15 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
In November 2016 she received the Special Medal for Sport Merit from the Swimming Federation of Madrid, Spain. (clubnatacionmadrid.es, 15 Nov 2016)
Famous relatives
She is a distant relative of Santiago Bernabeu, the former long-time president of Real Madrid who gives his name to the stadium used by the club. (radioset.es, 31 Mar 2016)
Other information
COACH
In November 2017 she joined Spanish club Real Canoe as a member of the coaching staff of the girls' team. "It is a very nice project. Now I can pass on all I have learned in my career to young players." (REALCANOEOFICIAL's YouTube channel, 08 Nov 2017; realcanoe.es, 01 Aug 2018)