Rafael Martínez (gymnast)

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Rafael Martínez
— Gymnast —
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Personal information
Full name Rafael Martínez Barrera
Nickname(s) Rafa
Country represented  Spain
Born (1983-12-10) 10 December 1983 (age 32)
Height 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Mostoles
Head coach(es) Alvaro Montesinos
Assistant coach(es) Fernando Siscar
Choreographer Fuensante
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Martínez and the second or maternal family name is Barrera.

Rafael Martínez Barrera (born 10 December 1983 in Madrid) is a Spanish artistic gymnast. He has represented Spain at the World Championship, European and Olympic Level.

He represented Spain at the 2004 Summer Olympics, where he placed 5th in the all-around. In 2005, he was the European All Around Champion. He narrowly missed a medal in the same event at the 2005 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, where he placed 4th in the Final. He placed 9th the next year. At the 2007 European Championships, he placed 4th in the All Around and won the Floor Exercise title. Martinez was a member of the Spanish Team at the 2007 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

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