Sara Saldaña

Full Name Sara Saldaña Lopez
Nation Spain
Birthdate July 25, 2000
Olympics 2020
Status Active
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Career Highlights

2020 Olympian… Two-time world medalist (1G, 1S)… World Champion in technical team (2023)… Competed at four World Championships (2017, 2019, 2023, 2024)… Two-time European Champion and five-time European medalist overall.

2024: Won silver in technical team at the World Championships… Also placed fourth in free team and fifth in acrobatic team there.

2023World champion in technical team at the Fukuoka World Championships… Also placed fourth in free team… Two-time European Champion in the technical and free team events at the European Games… Competed in two World Cup legs throughout the season – Montpellier and Oviedo (1G).

2022Swam at the French Open in free team… Suffered a season-ending neck injury in May.

2021: Finished seventh in team at the Olympic Games… Earned a silver medal and helped team secure spot to Tokyo at the Olympic Games Qualification Tournament… Won silver in free team and bronze in technical team at the European Championships.

2020Did not compete internationally due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all meets.

2019: Placed sixth in technical and free team, and seventh in technical duet at the World Championships… Served as alternate to the highlight at Worlds that won bronze and most of the season… Swam in the technical duet all season with Paula Ramirez, and also competed in the free duet with Ona Carbonell until the Spanish Open where she was moved to alternate… Won silver in technical and free team, bronze in free duet, and placed fourth in technical duet at the European Cup…  Competed in three FINA World Series meets – Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona – and the Super Final in Budapest.

2018: Competed in the duet event with Paula Ramirez all season… Earned bronze at the European Championships in free combination… Finished fourth in free duet, technical duet, free team, and technical team at that competition… Competed in three FINA World Series – Paris, Tokyo, Madrid.

2017: First season on the senior national team… Served as alternate to the duet of Carbonell/Ramirez… Finished sixth in both team events at the FINA World Championships, and fifth in free combination… Won silver at the Spanish Open in team, free combination and highlight… Won silver in technical team and bronze in free team at the European Cup.

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