David Cal

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cal and the second or maternal family name is Figueroa.
David Cal
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Personal information
Full name David Cal Figueroa
Nationality Spanish
Born (1982-10-10) October 10, 1982 (age 31)
Cangas do Morrazo, Galicia, Spain
Height 1.83 metres (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 91 kilograms (201 lb)
Sport
Country Spain
Sport Canoe racing
Event(s) Sprint canoe
Club C.M. Ría de Aldán
Turned pro 1999

David Cal Figueroa (born October 10, 1982 in Cangas do Morrazo) is a Spanish sprint canoer who has competed since 1999. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he has won five medals with a gold (C-1 1000 m: 2004 Summer Olympics) and four silvers (C-1 500 m: 2004, 2008; C-1 1000 m: 2008 and 2012; C-1 1000 m: 2012). With this latest victory in the London 2012 Olympic Games, he became the Spanish athlete with more Olympic medals of all time.

Cal was a junior world championship bronze medallist in Zagreb in 1999 (C-1 1000 m). The following year he became European C-1 500 m junior champion at Boulogne, France in 2000. He also won the C-1 1000 m bronze medal. He was a reserve at the Sydney Olympics. At the 2002 European under-23 championships in Zagreb, Croatia, Cal won the C-1 500 m bronze medal.

Cal has competed on the senior circuit since 2003, winning four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. This includes a gold (C-1 500 m: 2007), two silvers (C-1 1000 m: 2003, 2005), and a bronze (C-1 1000 m: 2007).

Cal is 183 cm (6'0") tall and weighs 91 kg (200 lbs).

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Isabel Fernández
Flagbearer for  Spain
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Pau Gasol