Javier Crespo

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Javier Crespo
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Country  Spain
Sport Swimming

Javier Crespo is a Spanish SB9 classified swimmer who has represented Spain at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Paralympics.


Crespo is from Madrid.[1] In September 2012, he was honored at his hometown Alcobendas's townhall for his participation in the London Games.[2][3] In May 2013, he participated in a charity swimming event organized by Club Natación Alcobendas that raised funds for UNICEF programs in Niger.[4]


Crespo is an SB9 classified swimmer.[5] He is a member of Club Natación Alcobendas,[2] and is affiliated with the Spanish Sports Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF).[1]

Crespo competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics.[2] In 2007, he competed at the IDM German Open.[6] He was one of thirteen Spanish swimmers who competed at the 2008 French Championships as part of the 2008 Paralympic qualifying process.[1] He competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, finishing sixth in the 100 meter breaststroke.[7] He set a pair of Spanish records at the 2008 Games in the 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:12.31 and the 4x100 Medlay event with a time of 4:21.81.[5] He competed at the 2009 Spanish national championships, winning the 200 meter breaststroke event and setting a European record with a time of 2:41.20 and setting a Spanish record in the 50 meter breaststroke with a time of 33.26.[8][9] Crespo broke the European record in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time 2:39.77 during the national championship at the 2010. He competed at the 2011 European Championships, earning a fourth-place finish in the 100 meter SB9 breaststroke event with a time of 1:12.65.[10]

Crespo competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.[2] He was one of three sportspeople from Alcobendas competing at the Games.[11][12][13] He competed at the 2013 European Championships.[14] He was one of fourteen swimmers from the Club Natación Alcobendas swimming club to participate in a competition at South Park Rivas Vaciamadrid in December 2013.[15] In 2013, he was the club's most experienced swimmer with a disability.[14]


  1. ^ a b c "Trece nadadores españoles buscan en Francia su pasaporte para los Paralímpicos de Pekín" (in Spanish). Spain: elmundo.es. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Alcobendas rinde homenaje a sus deportistas Olímpicos y Paraolímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Cronicanorte.es. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alcobendas homenajeará a sus deportistas olímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Cronicanorte.es. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "El Club de Natación de Alcobendas recorre a nado 15 km en solidaridad con Níger" (in Spanish). Spain: Madridnorte24horas.com. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "El nadador del C.N. Alcorcón Arena, Javier Crespo, consigue dos récords de España :: Noticias Jóvenes :: Desde 1995" (in Spanish). Spain: Noticiasjovenes.com. 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften im Schwimmen" (in German). Berlin, Germany: Paralympischer Sport Club Berlin. 
  7. ^ "Discreta actuación de los paralímpicos españoles" (in Spanish). Spain: AS.com. 10 September 2008. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten dos récords mundiales y tres europeos en el Campeonato de España – Natación – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Natación en lainformacion.com" (in Spanish). Spain: lainformacion.com. 2009-06-28. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten 25 récords en el Campeonato de España. hoySport" (in Spanish). Spain: Hoysport.com. Archived from the original on 3 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "El nadador andaluz, Martínez Tajuelo, medalla de plata en el Europeo de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: Teleprensa.es. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Tres deportistas de Alcobendas participan en las Paralimpiadas de Londres 2012 | Portal de Prensa: Ayuntamiento de Alcobendas" (in Spanish). Spain: Comunicacion.alcobendas.org. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Arrancan las Paraolimpiadas con tres deportistas de Alcobendas" (in Spanish). Spain: Cronicanorte.es. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "8 deportistas de Alcobendas en el nacional de natación adaptada" (in Spanish). Spain: Cronicanorte.es. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "El Club de Natación de Alcobendas, ..." (in Spanish). Spain: SER Madrid Norte. 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  15. ^ "Buenos resultados para la natación adaptada de Alcobendas" (in Spanish). Spain: Crónica Norte. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 

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