Juan Manuel Sánchez

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Juan Manuel Sánchez
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Spain
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1991 Paris K-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1991 Paris K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Copenhagen K-2 500 m

Juan Manuel Sánchez de Castro (born 18 April 1965) is a Spanish sprint canoer who competed from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s. He won a complete set of medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-2 500 m: 1991), a silver (K-2 1000 m: 1991), and a bronze (K-2 500 m: 1993).

Sánchez also competed in four Summer Olympics, earning his best finish of fourth in the K-2 500 m event at Barcelona in 1992.


  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Juan Manuel Sánchez". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.