Gabriel Esparza

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Gabriel Esparza
Medal record
Representing  Spain
Men’s taekwondo
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 58 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Athens Flyweight
Silver medal – second place 1995 Manila Bantamweight

Gabriel Esparza Pérez (born March 31, 1973 in Pamplona, Navarre, Spain) is a Spanish taekwondo practitioner and Olympic medalist. He received a silver medal in 58 kg class at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. He won three consecutive European Championships in 1992, 1994 and 1996.

Although many Spanish taekwondo athletes have won medals in international competitions, Esparza was the only Olympic medalist from Spain in taekwondo until the 2012 Summer Olympics, where Spain won three medals in taekwondo (one gold and two silver medals).

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