David Meca

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David Meca
David Meca before a swim
David Meca
Medal record
Men's open water swimming
Competitor for  Spain
World Championships
Gold 2000 Honolulu 10 km open water
Gold 2005 Montreal 25 km open water
Silver 1998 Perth 25 km open water
Silver 2000 Honolulu 5 km open water
Silver 2000 Honolulu 25 km open water
Silver 2003 Barcelona 25 km open water
Bronze 2003 Barcelona 10 km open water
European Championships
Silver 2000 Helsinki 25 km open water
Silver 2004 Madrid 25 km open water
Bronze 2000 Helsinki 5 km open water
Bronze 2002 Berlin 25 km open water

David Meca Medina (born February 1, 1974, in Sabadell) is a long distance swimmer from Spain, who has swum from mainland Spain to Ibiza among his exploits. He won gold at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal for the men's open water 25 km.

Meca took silver in the 5 km event at the 2000 World Championships in Hawaii. He also won silver in the 25 km competition and a bronze in the 10 km at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Spain.

Meca once served a one-year ban following a positive test for nandrolone, a banned performance enhancer.[1]

Meca successfully swam the English Channel on 10 August 2004 in a time of 7 h 46 mins and again on 29 August 2005 in a time of 7 h 22 mins.[2]

He swims for the Club Natació Sabadell.

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