Eva Calvo (taekwondo)

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Eva Calvo
Eva Calvo Rio2016b.jpg
Calvo at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameEva Calvo Gómez
NationalitySpanish
Born (1991-07-29) 29 July 1991 (age 28)
Leganés, Spain
Height176 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Sport
CountrySpain
SportTaekwondo
ClubClub Sanchez Elez[2]
Coached byJose Maria Martin[2]

Eva Calvo Gómez (born 29 July 1991) is a Spanish taekwondo practitioner who competes in the 57 kg division. She was the European champion in 2014 and won silver medals at the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympics.[1] In 2015, she was named Best Female Athlete of the Year by the Spanish National Taekwondo Federation.[2]

Calvo first trained in athletics and took up taekwondo in 2006, aged 15. Her younger sister Marta Calvo also competes internationally, but in the heavier 62 kg division. Calvo studies computer engineering and mathematics at the Autonomous University of Madrid.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eva Calvo Gómez Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ a b c d Eva Calvo Gómez. nbcolympics.com

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