Elena Viejo Campos
SAT: (not taken)
TOEFL: (not taken)
Villanueva del Pardillo
Madrid – Spain
Elena Viejo Campos is a young, promising triahtlete, who has been making good progress and reaching her expected goals over the past few years. She still has a lot of potential for improving her performance.
Elena has always finished in the top positions when competing in thriathlon at regional level, in all categories since she started as a young girl, even when competing in upper categories with older triathletes.
She best performs in running, where she stands out even in elite competitions. Here riding and swimming are also very good. She was a swimmer before moving into triathlon in 2018, where she has made an amazing progress since then, becoming her age group Duathlon Spanish Champion in 2021.
On top of that, it should be noted that Elena has been selected to train next season at the High Performance Sport Center (CAR “Residencia Joaquín Blume”) which is funded by the Spanish Government Agency CSD (Consejo Superior de Deportes) in relation with the Spanish Olympic Committee.
Elena trains very hard, is mentally strong, and feels ready to move into her next step as a student-athlete in the US.
Prospect as a glance
My name is Elena Viejo Campos and I´m from a small town on the outskirts of Madrid (Spain).
Since I was a child English has always been present in my life and I’ve always found it a fascinating language to speak and listen to, for that is one of the many reasons I want to go to the U.S.A.
I have done sports my whole life because my family had always attached great importance to it and I’ve always excelled in doing them.
I first got involved in tennis almost as soon as I started walking, but it only lasted so long, therefore once I quit, my parents signed me up for swimming lessons. When I was thirteen, they took me to a triathlon campus, due to I really liked running and I had been swimming since I was 6 years old. From day one, I loved the Triathlon and wanted to start training as soon as I could more seriously.
My first competition was tough, It was a Madrid duathlon championship in 2018 where I remember being the most nervous I had ever been in my entire life. I was only 14, although everyone had been competing for much longer than I, so they were considerably more experience. I finished in second position.
New year, new season 2019, I was more than excited to start competing after a long summer pause. The season started for me on the top of the podium holding the gold medal in the Madrid Duatlhlon Ducross championship, followed by my first participation at International Youth and Triathlon qualifiers for the European Championships where I ended up in 15th `position, and to wrap the season up I won the Triathlon School Circuit (Cadet Category) held by Madrid Triathlon Federation. Due to the COVID, it was unable to compete for most of 2020.
In the 2021 season I started training in the Sports Technification Center of the Madrid Triathlon Federation in Spain, where I have significantly improved, particularly, in swimming.
I started off the season wining Duathlon Madrid Championships (Youth Category Super Sprint Distance) and continued the season being called by my club to participate in other Spanish championships but this time they weren´t individual but we competed as a team from start to finish.
The highlight, so far, of these season was on the 4th of April 2021, which is a day I´ll never forget due to I won the SPANISH DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP, in Avilés (Asturias). It was a huge deal for me since I have always dreamt of stepping on top of that pódium and the tears I shed that day were uncountable.
On June 13, 2021 I participated in the INTERNATIONAL YOUTH TRIATHLON QUALIFIERS FOR THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Portugalete, Vizcaya) finishing in second place and more than this, I got the classification European Championships to be held in September in Alanya (Turkey).
The season being almost over, I had one last surprise ahead to me. I have been selected to train next season at the High Performance Sport Center of Madrid (CAR “Residencia Joaquín Blume”) dependent on the High Council for the Sports (CSD), a Spanish Government Agency in relation with the Spanish Olympic Committee.
So that’s the story behind me doing this amazing sport, which I started liking more every day, grew into loving and it quickly became something essential in my daily routine. And as for my constant growth, i will be forever thankful for my family´s support.
Therefore as you may well assume, I can only say good things about triathlon, for it has only brought me happiness and surrounded me with the best people I could ever imagine meeting
It has helped me in organizing my time, and although it may be difficult to believe, it helped me in becoming a better student throughout the years.
Before starting this amazing journey, i was a mediocre student with grades that wouldn’t go above 7 out of 10. But then, I started making use of the little time I had to study since I had to be training most of the time, and that’s where my grades went up, finishing high school with an average of 8.9 out of 10.
And even though it sounds weird, I was born and have lived my whole life in Spain, I never actually felt like staying here for long, even though my best memories are here. So deep down, what I have always been clear about is that as soon as I got the opportunity of leaving my beloved hometown, I would like to go all out and taking it, so that I would start a life where I would truly feel like I could develop myself at my fullest and give everything I´ve got.
Hoping that my dreams come true, best regards
Elena Viejo Campos
Madrid, June 30th 2021
To whom it may concern:
It is with great honor that I write a letter of recommendation for Elena VIEJO CAMPOS, a Spanish triathlete born in Madrid in April 2004.
I have had the opportunity to coach Elena in the Sports Technification Center of the Madrid Triathlon Federation in Spain throughout this school year, since September 2020.
She began training and competing in triathlon in 2018, although she had previously been swimming for 7 years.
In 2019, she won the Triathlon School Circuit (Cadet Category) held by Madrid Triathlon Federation. Due to the pandemic, she was unable to compete for most of 2020.
During the current season she has competed, so far, the following individual races:
On top of that, it should be noted that Elena has been selected to train next season at the High Performance Sport Center of Madrid (CAR “Residencia Joaquín Blume”) dependent on the High Council for the Sports (CSD), a Spanish Government Agency in relation with the Spanish Olympic Committee.
Elena is not only a good triathlete, she is also a good student. She has always been able to keep up her grades and personal hobbies while training. She enjoys giving her best to all her obligations. She has a promising future.
I am truly confident you will not regret choosing Elena for your University Triathlon Team and, therefore, for your University. You will be delightfully surprised by how hard she pushes herself in order to constantly improve.
Madrid Triathlon Federation