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Jesús Miguel Rollán

Full name: Jesús Miguel Rollán Prada
Nickname(s): El guardián de la piscina
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: April 4, 1968 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Died: March 11, 2006 in La Garriga, Barcelona, Spain
Affiliations: CN Sabadell, Sabadell (ESP) / Pro Recco, Recco (ITA)
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Jesús Miguel Rollán was Spain's goalkeeper throughout the most successful period for the country's water polo squad. After losing the final of the 1992 Olympics, the 1991 and 1994 World Championships and the 1991 European Championships, Spain finally struck gold in Atlanta, winning the Olympic gold. Rollán and Spain continued their success streak at the 1998 and 2001 World Championships, winning both competitions. In club competition, Rollán was mostly active for CN Catalunya, winning seven Spanish titles, seven domestic cups and the 1995 European Cup. He added a second European Cup in 2003, playing for Italian team Pro Recco. Retiring after the 2004 Olympics, Rollán fell into a depression, and was sent to a clinic for treatment. In 2006, he fell from the balcony of this clinic and died. While generally considered an accident, it has been suggested that Rollán committed suicide.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 6
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 2 Silver
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 1 Gold
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 4
2004 Summer 36 Athina Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 6

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 2 1988-09-30 AUS 8, ESP 7 0
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Classification Round 5-8 Match #4 1 1988-10-01 ESP 11, ITA 9 0
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #3 1 1988-09-21 ESP 13, CHN 6 0
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #5 1 1988-09-22 ESP 9, USA 7 0
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #9 1T 1988-09-23 HUN 6, ESP 6 0
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #12 2 1988-09-26 YUG 10, ESP 8 0
1988 Summer 20 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #13 1 1988-09-27 ESP 12, GRE 9 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 1/2 2 1992-08-09 ITA 9, ESP 8 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-08 ESP 6, USA 4 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #3 1 1992-08-01 ESP 12, NED 6 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #6 1 1992-08-02 ESP 11, GRE 6 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #9 1 1992-08-03 ESP 8, HUN 5 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #12 1T 1992-08-05 ITA 9, ESP 9 0
1992 Summer 24 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #15 1 1992-08-06 ESP 12, CUB 10 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 1/2 1 1996-07-28 ESP 7, CRO 5 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-07-27 ESP 7, HUN 6 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1996-07-26 ESP 5, USA 4 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #3 1 1996-07-20 ESP 9, GER 3 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #6 1 1996-07-21 ESP 8, NED 7 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #8 2 1996-07-22 SCG 9, ESP 7 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #12 2 1996-07-23 HUN 8, ESP 7 0
1996 Summer 28 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #14 1 1996-07-24 ESP 8, RUS 6 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 3/4 2 2000-10-01 SCG 8, ESP 3 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #1 2 2000-09-30 RUS 8, ESP 7 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 2000-09-29 ESP 9, CRO 8 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #2 1 2000-09-23 ESP 8, KAZ 7 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #5 1 2000-09-24 ESP 7, SVK 6 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #7 2 2000-09-25 ITA 6, ESP 5 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #10 2 2000-09-26 RUS 8, ESP 5 0
2000 Summer 32 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #15 1T 2000-09-27 ESP 7, AUS 7 0
2004 Summer 36 Athina Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #14 1 2004-08-23 ESP 12, EGY 4 0