Mireia Belmonte has won a second medal at the London 2012 Olympics and in just one week has become the best spanish swimmer of all time.
Mireia Belmonte, the young Catalan swimmer from Badalona has won silver in the 200 metres butterfly and 800 metres freestyle events at the Olympic Games in London and has equaled the record held until now by canoeist David Cal and ex cyclist Joan Llaneras to become the only Spaniard to win two medals in a single olympic games.
In just a week, the girl from Badalona can boast of being the best Spanish swimmer of all time. With the silver in the 200 meters butterfly and 800 freestyle events, Belmonte is the only one that has won two medals at an Olympic games in all Spanish swimming history.
Mireia Belmonte still has many challenges ahead of her after the games. For starters, the World Cup 2013 is to be disputed on home soil in Barcelona.