|Full name||Aarón Sarmiento Padilla|
26 August 1986 |
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria,
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Club||Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria |
Aarón Sarmiento Padilla (born August 26, 1986 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria) is a Spanish sailor, who specialized in two-person dinghy (420 and 470) class. He represented Spain, along with his partner Onán Barreiros, in two editions of the Olympic Games (2008 and 2012), and has also been training for the Royal Nautical Club of Gran Canaria (Spanish: Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria) throughout most of his sporting career under his personal coach and mentor Jorge Angulo. As of September 2013, Sarmiento is ranked no. 14 in the world for two-person dinghy class by the International Sailing Federation.
Sarmiento made his official debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he paired up with crew member Onán Barreiros in the men's 470 class. Solid and confident, the Spanish duo finished outside the medals with a fifth-place effort on 87 points, trailing the feisty French tandem Nicolas Charbonnier and Olivier Bausset by a nine-point margin.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sarmiento qualified for an Olympics for the second time as a crew member in the men's 470 class by finishing ninth and receiving a berth at the ISAF World Championships in Perth, Western Australia. Teaming again with Barreiros in the opening series, Sarmiento narrowly missed a chance to sail for the medal race by a single point behind the Swedes, as the Spanish duo placed eleventh in a fleet of twenty-seven boats with an accumulated net score of 104 points.
- "Aarón Sarmiento". London 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Aarón Sarmiento". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Migdalia Rodríguez visita a los olímpicos Aarón Sarmiento y Onán Barreiros en Taliarte" [Migdalía Rodriguez visits Olympians Onán Barreiros and Aarón Sarmiento in Taliarte] (in Spanish). Telde Digital. 14 January 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Men's 470 Class". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
- "Olympics: Barreiros and Sarmiento finish a productive preseason training 'stage' in the Island". Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "Medal Race Contenders and Olympic Nation Selection Confirmed". 470 World Championships. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
- "Barreiros y Sarmiento logran su plaza para Londres 2012" [Barreiros and Sarmiento achieve their place in London 2012] (in Spanish). La Provincia. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
- "Men's 470". London 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
- "Onán Barreiros y Aarón Sarmiento quedan fuera de la 'Medal Race'" [Onán Barreiros and Aarón Sarmiento fell outside the 'medal race'] (in Spanish). Canarias 7. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
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