María Monica Merenciano

María Monica Merenciano Herrero (born 1 August 1984) is a judo athlete from Spain. She has represented Spain at the Paralympic Games and won an IPC European Judo Championship.

María Monica Merenciano
Afag Sultanova at the 2012 Summer Paralympics 2.JPG
Merenciano in 2012 (second from right)
Personal information
Full nameMaría Monica Merenciano Herrero
NationalitySpanish
Born (1984-08-01) 1 August 1984 (age 37)
Lliria, Valencia, Spain
Sport
Country Spain
SportJudo

PersonalEdit

Merenciano was born in Lliria, Valencia,[1][2] and she has a vision impairment.[2]

JudoEdit

Merenciano is a B2 classified judoka.[1][2]

In 2001, Ufa hosted the European Championships, and Merenciano won a bronze in her weight class.[3] At the 2006 French hosted World Championships, she won a bronze medal.[4] Baku hosted the 2007 edition of the IPC European Judo Championships where Merenciano took home a bronze medal.[3] She won a bronze medal at the 2009 edition of the IPC European Championships hosted in Debrecen.[3][4] She competed at the 2010 World Championships in Turkey where she won a bronze medal.[4] In October 2011, she competed in a regional Spanish national vision impaired judo event in Guadalajara.[5] At the Crawley hosted 2011 IPC European Judo Championships, she finished in first place.[3][4][6] In November 2013, she competed in the Open Judo Tournament Guadalajara.[7] The 2013 IPC European Judo Championships were held in early December in Eger, Hungary, and she competed in them in the under 57 kilos event.[3][6][8][9][10] She was unable to retain her championship, but came away with a bronze medal.[1][11][12][13][14]

ParalympicsEdit

Merenciano competed in judo at the 2004 Summer Paralympics and won a bronze medal in the Up to 63 kg women's group. She competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics and won a pair of bronze medals in the Up to 57 kg women in the event at both Games.[2][3][4][6][15][16][17] The 2004 Games were the first time women's judo appeared on the Paralympic programme.[18] Her bronze medal in London was won minutes before teammate Marta Arce Payno also won a bronze medal in judo.[18][19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c R. C. Valencia. "Mónica Merenciano se vuelve con un bronce de Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Carmen Herrera y Mónica Merenciano lucharán en Hungría por conquistar el Campeonato de Europa de Judo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e "María Mónica Merenciano y Marta Arce logran el bronce en judo en Londres 2012" (in Spanish). Spain: RTVE.es. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Spain: Servimedia.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "El diario de Alhaurín de la Torre" (in Spanish). Spain: diariolatorre.es. 2 August 2007. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  7. ^ "El coruñés Adrián Rodríguez, hasta Hungría por un sueño — La Opinión A Coruña" (in Spanish). Spain: Laopinioncoruna.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Deportes. carmen herrera y mónica merenciano lucharán en hungría por conquistar el campeonato de europa de judo paralímpico — EcoDiario.es" (in Spanish). Spain: Ecodiario.eleconomista.es. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Resumen del papel de los paralímpicos españoles en los Europeos de 2013" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  10. ^ "Merenciano logra el bronce en el Europeo de judo — Superdeporte" (in Spanish). Spain: Superdeporte.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  11. ^ "España termina con cuatro medallas en los Europeos de Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: Mundodeportivo.com. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  12. ^ "El sevillano Abel Vázquez, plata en el Campeonato de Europa" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldesmarque.com. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  13. ^ "España cierra su participación en Hungría con cuatro medallas" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  14. ^ "Londres 2012 Termina Con Coldplay Rihanna y 42 medalls" (in Spanish). Spain: El Telescopio Digital. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Primer oro y tres bronces mĂĄs para EspaĂąa, debuta la tinerfeĂąa Michelle Alonso" (in Spanish). Spain: Diario de Avisos. Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Frecuenciadigital.es. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  17. ^ a b "La vallisoletana Marta Arce da al judo español la segunda medalla de bronce" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Marta Arce, en judo, logra para España la segunda medalla de bronce" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldia.es. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 26 December 2013.

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