Speedo has re-signed Mireria Belmonte

Speedo has re-signed Spanish swimming sensation Mireria Belmonte in a new four-year deal.

Since signing with Speedo in 2013 Belmonte has gone from strength to strength, winning gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics 200m Butterfly and bronze in the 400 Individual Medley. Belmonte put Spain on the map by becoming the first Spanish female swimmer to become an Olympic champion, and securing two silver medals in London 2012 for the 800m Freestyle and 200m Butterfly. Belmonte is also the current holder of four short course world records.

Fred Vergnoux, who is Belmonte’s coach, has also had his term as Speedo’s advisory coach extended by another four years. Vergnoux, who is also the newly appointed Head Coach of the Spanish national team, was awarded with the Alejandro Lopez Trophy for ‘Best Coach of the Year’ by the Spanish Association of Swimming.

Belmonte said: “I’m very proud of everything I have achieved as part of Team Speedo so far. Having the right people around you to help you achieve your dreams is imperative. I am lucky to have both Speedo and Fred by my side, and excited to see what more magic we can create together.”

Rob Hicking, brand director at Speedo International, said: “We are incredibly proud to re-sign Mireia to Team Speedo. Mireia has shown how determination, skill and tenacity can help you achieve your dreams, all of which she has in abundance. Mireia is definition of inspiration, which is what makes her such a pleasure to have on Team Speedo.”

Vergnoux said: “My biggest success lies with my swimmers, so to watch Mireia blossom into the swimmer she is today is the best reward I could ask for. Being able to inspire people to swim is an incredibly rewarding experience which Speedo recognises, so I am very proud to represent a brand that is so invested in this amazing sport.”

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