Alba Sánchez Ferrer

Further Personal Information
Residence
Madrid, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began weightlifting at age nine.
Why this sport?
Her aunt encouraged her to try it.
Club / Team
Club Halterofilia Alzira: Spain
Name of coach
Matias Fernandez [national]
Training Regime
She trains at the Joaquin Blume High Performance Centre in Madrid, Spain.
General Interest
Nicknames
Albita (lasprovincias.es, 15 May 2017)
Most influential person in career
Her aunt Estefania Juan. (abc.es, 09 Nov 2014)
Hero / Idol
Spanish sprint paddler Saul Craviotto. (plazadeportiva.valenciaplaza.com, 16 Mar 2018)
Injuries
An injury to her right knee in 2017 required surgery and meant she could not compete at the 2017 European Junior Championships in Durres, Albania. (plazadeportiva.valenciaplaza.com, 16 Mar 2018; proyectofer.es, 13 Oct 2017; Twitter profile, 04 Oct 2017)

She underwent surgery on her left elbow in September 2015. (Instagram profile, 07 Nov 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Being strong is my virtue." (Twitter profile, 02 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2017 Female Athlete of the Year in Alzira, Spain. (chalzira.com, 24 Sep 2017)
Famous relatives
Her aunt Estefania Juan has represented Spain in weightlifting. She finished 18th in the 48kg category at the 2014 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (SportsDeskOnline, 16 Nov 2015; plazadeportiva.com, 21 Aug 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (yosoynoticia.es, 23 Apr 2018)

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