Iker Martínez de Lizarduy

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Iker Martínez de Lizarduy
Medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Sailing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 49er class
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 49er class
49er World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Kaneohe Bay 49er class
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 49er class
Gold medal – first place 2010 Port Lucaya 49er class
Silver medal – second place 2001 Malcesine 49er class

Iker Martínez de Lizarduy Lizarribar (born 16 June 1977 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country) is a Spanish sailor and olympic champion. Martínez de Lizarduy won a gold medal in the 49er class with Xabier Fernandez at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] The same pairing won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

Iker Martínez was skipper for Team Telefónica in the 2011-2012 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, with Fernandez also being a team member.[3] They were also named ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year 2011, finding out while they were competing in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.[3]

Main achievements[edit]

2001
  • World Championship Malcesine (Italy), 2nd position ;
  • European Championship Brest (France), 2nd position ;
2002
  • World Championship Kaneohe (United States of America), 1st position ;
  • European Championship Grimstad (Norway), 1st position ;
2003
  • European Championship Laredo (Spain), 3rd position ;
2004
  • Olympic Games Athens (Greece), 1st position ;
  • World Championship Athens (Greece), 1st position ;
2006
  • European Championship Weymouth (United kingdom), 3rd position ;
2007
  • European Championship Marsala (Italy), 1st position ;
2008
  • European Championship S'Arena (Spain), 1st position ;
  • Olympic Games Beijing (China), 2nd position ;
2009
  • Volvo Ocean Race (RTW), 3rd position;
2010
  • Barcelona World Race (RTW), 2nd position (with Xabi Fernandez);

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – SailingdatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 23 May 2008)
  2. ^ "Spain Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "IKER AND XABI PICK UP ROLEX SAILORS OF THE YEAR 2011 PRIZE". www.teamtelefonica.com. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2014.