Onán Barreiros

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Onán Barreiros
Personal information
Full name Onán Barreiros Rodríguez
Nationality  Spain
Born (1981-11-03) 3 November 1981 (age 36)
Las Palmas, Gran Canaria,
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sailing career
Class(es) Dinghy
Club  Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria[1]
Coach Jorge Angulo[1]

Onán Barreiros Rodríguez (born 3 November 1981 in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria) is a Spanish sailor, who specialized in two-person dinghy (420 and 470) class.[1][2] He represented Spain, along with his partner Aarón Sarmiento, in two editions of the Olympic Games (2008 and 2012), and has also been training for the Royal Nautical Club of Gran Canaria (Spanish: Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria) throughout most of his sporting career under his personal coach and mentor Jorge Angulo.[1][3] As of September 2013, Barreiros is ranked no. 14 in the world for two-person dinghy class by the International Sailing Federation.

Barreiros made his official debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he paired up with crew member Aarón Sarmiento in the men's 470 class. Solid and confident, the Spanish duo finished outside the medals with a fifth-place effort on 87 points, trailing the feisty French tandem Nicolas Charbonnier and Olivier Bausset by a nine-point margin.[4][5]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Barreiros competed for the second time as a skipper in the men's 470 class by finishing ninth and receiving a berth from the ISAF World Championships in Perth, Western Australia.[6][7] Teaming again with Sarmiento in the opening series, Barreiros narrowly missed a chance to sail for the medal race by a single point behind the Swedes, as the Spanish duo placed eleventh in a fleet of twenty-seven boats with an accumulated net score of 104 points.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Onán Barreiros". London 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Onán Barreiros". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Migdalia Rodríguez visita a los olímpicos Aarón Sarmiento y Onán Barreiros en Taliarte" [Migdalía Rodriguez visits Olympians Onán Barreiros and Aarón Sarmiento in Taliarte] (in Spanish). Telde Digital. 14 January 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 470 Class". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Olympics: Barreiros and Sarmiento finish a productive preseason training 'stage' in the Island". Real Club Náutico de Gran Canaria. 18 January 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Medal Race Contenders and Olympic Nation Selection Confirmed". 470 World Championships. 10 December 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Barreiros y Sarmiento logran su plaza para Londres 2012" [Barreiros and Sarmiento achieve their place in London 2012] (in Spanish). La Provincia. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Men's 470". London 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "Onán Barreiros y Aarón Sarmiento quedan fuera de la 'Medal Race'" [Onán Barreiros and Aarón Sarmiento fell outside the 'medal race'] (in Spanish). Canarias 7. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

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