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David Cal

Full name: David Cal Figueroa
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: October 10, 1982 in Cangas do Morrazo, Pontevedra, Spain
Affiliations: Club de Mar Ría de Aldán, Pontevedra (ESP)
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Canoeing

Medals: 1 Gold, 4 Silver (5 Total)

Biography

In 2004, David Cal became the first canoer from Spain to win an Olympic title. A runner-up at the 2003 World Championships C-1 1,000, behind [Andreas Dittmer], the roles were reversed in Athens as Cal defeated the German by half a second. In the 500 metres, the roles were reversed, with Cal taking the silver. Three years later, David Cal also collected his first World title, winning the C-1 500 in Duisburg, again ahead of Dittmer. A favorite for both canoe singles titles in Beijing, David Cal was the flagbearer of his team in the opening ceremonies. He returned home with two silver medals, finishing clearly behind [Maksim Opalev] and [Attila Vajda], respectively. Cal's most recent World Championship medal came in 2011, finishing second in the C-1 1,000.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres Spain ESP 2 Silver
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Spain ESP 1 Gold OB
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres Spain ESP 2 Silver
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Spain ESP 2 Silver
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres Spain ESP 2 Silver

Men's Canadian Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Final Round 2 1:46.723 52.43 2 54.293 2
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:48.397 52.44 1 55.957 3
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Final Round 2 1:48.397 53.11 3 55.287 2
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Round One Heat One 1 Q 1:48.095 54.30 5 53.795 1

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 5cT 5cR 7.5cT 7.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR 5-7.5cT 5-7.5cR 7.5c-1kT 7.5c-1kR
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Final Round 1 OB 3:46.201 55.94 7 1:51.44 1 2:49.05 1 55.50 1 57.61 2 57.151 4
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Two 1 Q/OB 3:50.091 54.76 1 1:52.41 1 2:49.63 1 57.65 2 57.22 1 1:00.461 2
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Final Round 2 3:52.751 56.38 6 1:54.33 2 2:53.27 2 57.95 2 58.94 2 59.481 4
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Three 1 Q 3:58.756 54.52 1 1:53.47 1 2:54.85 1 58.95 2 1:01.38 2 1:03.906 3
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Spain Final Round Final A 2 3:48.053 56.01 5 1:53.72 6 2:52.09 5 57.71 4 58.37 6 55.963 1
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Spain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 Q 3:52.767 58.31 5 1:57.19 4 2:54.84 2 58.88 1 57.65 1 57.927 5
2012 Summer 29 London Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Two 1 Q 3:54.590 57.78 4 1:55.82 2 2:54.78 1 58.04 1 58.96 1 59.810 3
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