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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 L
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Final Round 2 1:46.723 6
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Three 1 QU 1:48.397 4
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Final Round 2 1:48.397 5
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Round One Heat One 1 QU 1:48.095 5

Men's Canadian Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L 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 4
2004 Summer 21 Athina Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OB 3:50.091 5
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Final Round 2 3:52.751 6
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Canoeing Spain Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:58.756 5
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