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She was active from 1994 to 2008. Almudena began gymnastics when was seven years old at school as an extra activity. I got into this world above all because of my other Fermina, who likes a lot of ballet, and all scenic arts. When they saw that I had a skill for it, they took me to a clubwhere I began to train with my coachlater on, when I was thirteen, I entered the national team (gymmedia.com).
Almudena practiced gymnastics, and not other sports, because, already, as a child, I noticed that I loved to be moving all the time, raising my leg, everything related to arts, and as I was really skilled, my mother decided to get me in this sport because she knew I liked it a lot.
When Almudena was still in high school, she had to do homework until 3AM and then get up at eight in the morning to go train. It was everyday like that. Of course, its difficult to go on with your studies because it is exhausting and very complicated.
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Almudena became the first Spanish gymnast to compete in two Olympic finals, and she is the only rhythmic gymnast to make the finals at four consecutive Olympic Games Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing. She thinks, Theres not enough support from the administrations and city halls, at least not so much like this sport needs. Maybe we could have better gymnasts and get much more from those we already have if we had better resources.
In 2001, the Federation Internationale de Gymanstique approved Almudenas body-apparatus relationship.
Almundena loves Italian food and Coca-Cola, and in her free time she liked going to the beach with friends. And if she hadnt been a rhythmic gymnast, she said she would have liked to be in show business, like dancing, ballet or something like that.
Almundena Cid also landed on the cover of Spanish FHM.
She now lives in Barcelona and holds a modeling contract with Nike. She has modeled for Love Store and plans to write a book with Juan Rallo about her career. Almudena speaks Spanish, Basque and English.
She recently got married to Christian Galvez. He said on their wedding day, I never knew love before I met Almudena.