Laura Rodríguez finishes third in the Spanish Swimming Championship
The Mijas local became the U21 champion and the 18-year-old also broke Andalusia’s record at the same event.
Laura Rodríguez won a bronze medal after finishing third in the 100-meter breaststroke of the Spanish Swimming Championship, which takes place until Wednesday at the municipal swimming pool facilities in Torremolinos.
Rodríguez, who represents the Kronos Mijas team, is only 18 years old and is currently the best swimmer in the province of Malaga. She took the podium on the second day of the event.
The swimmer impressed during the race, setting a time of 1.09:63, finishing only behind veteran international Jessica Vall and Marina García. With that time, Rodríguez also broke an Andalusian record of 18 and proclaimed herself the Under-21 champion.
The youngster, who has already made her mark with the national team, is Malaga’s most successful swimmer to date, as she also won a gold medal in the under-21 category on the day of the match. opening of the competition in the 50 meter breaststroke. race, which placed her fourth in the senior category and just over a tenth of a second from a podium finish.