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Michelle Alonso Morales cleans up with four golds at INAS European Swimming Championships

Woman in profile. Michelle Alonso Morales last year. Image credit: Laura Hale.

With three days of competition complete in Liberec, Czech Republic and three more to go at the INAS European Swimming Championships, Spanish swimmer Michelle Alonso Morales has won four gold medals in four events.



Her gold medals are in the women’s 50m freestyle, 50m butterfly, 100m breaststroke and the 50m breaststroke.  Her victories have all been rather decisive with large leads over the rest of the field.  In the 50m freestyle, she had a time of 00:29,36, over a second faster than second place Xenia Francesca Palazzo.   She beat Palazzo by over a second and a half in the 50 meter butterfly with a time of 00:32,81. She defeated silver medalist Hungarian swimmer Zsófia Bérczi  with a time of 00:34,78 while Bérczi posted 00:39,60.  In the 100m breastroke, Morales beat Bérczi  for gold with a time of 01:17,39 to 01:31,52.


Morales is one of the top Spanish ID swimmers, winning golds at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships and at the 2014 IPC European Swimming Championships held earlier this month.  The nineteen year old from the Canary Islands started her competitive swimming career around 2010 in Tenerife.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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