Craviotto at the 2013 World Championships
|Birth name||Saúl Craviotto Rivero|
3 November 1984 |
Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
|Education||Catholic University of Murcia|
|Height||192 cm (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Club||Club Deportivo Basico Piragua Madrid|
|Coached by||Miguel Garcia|
Saúl Craviotto Rivero (born 3 November 1984) is a Spanish sprint canoer 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.
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).
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.
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