Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte began swimming at the age of five and quickly developed a talent for being an all-rounder, with wins in butterfly, medley and freestyle events. A multiple world record holder and Olympic champion, Mireia snatched victory in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games 200m butterfly event to take the gold and Olympic title home to Spain.
DOB: 10 November 1990
Event: 200m & 400m Individual Medley, 200m Butterfly, 400m & 800m Freestyle
Olympics: 1 x Gold; 2 x Silver; 1 x Bronze
World Championships: 2 x silver; 1 x Bronze
3 x time Olympian – Beijing 2008, London 2012 & Rio 2016
The first Spanish female Olympic champion in swimming