Saúl Craviotto

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Saúl Craviotto
Saúl Craviotto 2013.jpg
Craviotto at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Birth nameSaúl Craviotto Rivero
Born (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 34)
Lleida, Catalonia, Spain[1]
EducationCatholic University of Murcia[2]
Height192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[3]
Weight98 kg (216 lb)
SportCanoe sprint
ClubClub Deportivo Basico Piragua Madrid[2]
Coached byMiguel Garcia[2][4]

Saúl Craviotto Rivero (born 3 November 1984) is a Spanish sprint kayaker who has been racing since the mid-2000s. He has won four Olympic medals: a gold medal in the K-2 500 m with Carlos Pérez at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, a silver medal in the K-1 200 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a gold medal in the K-2 200 m with Cristian Toro at the 2016 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal in the K-1 200 m at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He served as the flag bearer for Spain at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.[2]

Craviotto also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds (K-1 4×200 m: 2009, 2010, 2011), two silvers (K-2 200 m: 2009, 2010) and two bronzes (K-1 200m: 2013, 2014).[2]

Craviotto took up kayaking at the age of seven, following his father, and competed together with him in K-2 events. He is married to Celia García and has a daughter Valentina. He proposed to his wife at the 2012 Olympics, at Piccadilly Circus, the day after winning an Olympic silver medal. He works as a police officer in Gijón.[2]

In 2017, Craviotto participated in the reality television cooking show MasterChef Celebrity and won.[5]

TV career[edit]

Year Title Channel Role Ref.
2016 Be The Best Be Mad TV Guest [6]
2017 MasterChef Celebrity La 1 Contestant (Winner) [7]
Ultimate Beastmaster Netflix Host [8]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Saúl Craviotto". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Saúl Craviotto".
  3. ^ "Saúl Craviotto". Archived from the original on 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Saúl Craviotto". London 2012. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013.
  5. ^ Álvarez, Inés (22 November 2017). "Saúl Craviotto se cuelga 'el oro' de 'Masterchef celebrity 2'". El Periódico de Catalunya (in Spanish). Barcelona. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Be The Best". Be Mad (in Spanish). Mediaset España. 2016. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  7. ^ Montes, Silvia (18 May 2017). "Saúl Craviotto concursará en MasterChef Celebrity 2". AS (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Tráiler de la segunda temporada de 'Ultimate Beastmaster', con Paula Vázquez y Saúl Craviotto". (in Spanish). Microsoft. 14 December 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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