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Margarita Dominguez swimmer prepares for the World Championship (22/09/2008)

The mayor of Cartagena, Pilar Barreiro, received this morning a swimmer cartagenera Margarita Dominguez, who last week proclaimed champion of Europe of 25 km open water in the Croatian city of Dubronik.

Barreiro has made him a plaque of recognition for their sporting triumph.

Margarita Dominguez, 21, spent 5 hours 38 minutes and 35 seconds to complete the 25 miles into the bay Croatian and, after a superb final 800 meters, surpassed the goal to veteran German Britta Kamraucorestein World Champion in 2007 in 25 seconds and in just over half a minute to Russian Anna Uvarova, which debuted at an international competition.

The title of champion of Europe is to swell the list of winners of the Cartagena swimmer, won the title of best athlete Cartagena 2007.

Margarita Dominguez of Spain has been a champion in all categories of juvenile, infant and junior in the 400 and 800 meter dash.

It has been 42 times for different categories, won 28 medals in competitions in Spain and 6 medals in international competitions.

Last year was Absolute Champion of Spain at 1,500 meters and 10 km, but failed to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

The swimmer has explained that this sport is no open water, no streets to separate swimmers, and the complications of the weather.

Dominguez is prepared in the pool, but for the European Championship has also come to train the Mar Menor.

Margarita Dominguez has in mind their participation in the upcoming Olympic Games in London in 2012, though its immediate focus will be the World Championship to be held next year in Rome.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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