Carlos Pérez (kayaker)

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Carlos Pérez
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Carlos Pérez at the 2009 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
Medal record
Representing  Spain
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing K-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Zagreb K-1 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2009 Dartmouth K-1 4 x 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2010 Poznań K-1 4 x 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2011 Szeged K-1 4 x 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2003 Gainesville K-1 500 m
Silver medal – second place 2006 Szeged K-1 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2009 Dartmouth K-2 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2010 Poznań K-2 200 m
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 2013 Mersin K-2 200 m
Silver medal – second place 2005 Almería K-1 500 m

Carlos Pérez Rial, (born April 12, 1979 in Cangas do Morrazo, Pontevedra) nicknamed "Perucho", is a Spanish sprint canoer who has been competing since 1999. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a gold in the K-2 500 m event at Beijing in 2008.

Pérez won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (K-1 200 m: 2005, K-1 4 × 200 m: 2009, 2010) and four silvers (K-1 200 m: 2006, K-1 500 m: 2003, K-2 200 m: 2009, 2010).

Perucho is a member of the Piragüismo Aldán club. He is 182 cm (6'0") tall and weighs 84 kg (185 lb).

European Championship Medals[edit]

  • Silver K-1 200 m 2006 Račice, Czech Republic 0:34.644
  • Gold K-1 200 m 2005 Poznań, Poland 0:36.098
  • Bronze K-1 500 m 2004 Poznań, Poland 1:41.974

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