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|Full name||David Cal Figueroa|
October 10, 1982 |
Cangas do Morrazo, Galicia, Spain
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||91 kg (201 lb)|
|Club||C.M. Ría de Aldán|
David Cal Figueroa (born October 10, 1982 in Cangas do Morrazo) is a Spanish sprint canoeist 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 five 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, 2011), and a bronze (C-1 1000 m: 2007).
Cal is 183 cm (6'0") tall and weighs 91 kg (200 lbs).
Olympic results 
|2004 Athens||C-1 1000m||1|
|2004 Athens||C-1 500m||2|
|2008 Beijing||C-1 1000m||2|
|2008 Beijing||C-1 500m||2|
|2012 London||C-1 1000m||2|
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936-2007.
- ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships - Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936-2007.
- Sports-reference.com profile
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