Marcel Glǎvan

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Marcel Glǎvan
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta C-2 1000 m
World Championships

MedalGold -1993 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Junior 1993 Racice-Czech Republic-C-1 500m MedalSilver -1993 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Junior 1993 Racice-Czech Republic-C-4 1000m MedalBronze -1993 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Junior 1993 Racice-Czech Republic-C2-500m

Gold medal – first place 1995 Duisburg C-4 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1997 Dartmouth C-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1994 Mexico City C-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1994 Mexico City C-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1995 Duisburg C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1995 Duisburg C-4 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1997 Dartmouth C-4 500 m

Marcel Glǎvan (born 9 March 1975 in Drăguşeni) is a Romanian-born Spanish flatwater canoer who competed from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s (decade). During the mid-1990s, he won two world championship titles in the C-4 event. He was an Olympic silver medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the C-2 1000 m event with partner Antonel Borsan. He also won a C-4 1000 m gold medal at the 1997 European Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Competition for a place in the Romanian national team is famously stiff and after a disappointing seventh place in the C-4 1000 m at the 1998 world championships team leader Ivan Patzaichin dropped various stars, including Glavan. He thus found himself an ex-international at the age of just 23. In 2000, he took Spanish nationality and represented his adopted country at the 2001 and 2002 world championships, reaching the C-4 1000 m final both times.

He is now a coach for High Performance "Infanta Cristina".

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