Saúl Craviotto

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Saúl Craviotto
Saúl Craviotto 2013.jpg
Craviotto at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Birth name Saúl Craviotto Rivero
Nationality Spanish
Born (1984-11-03) 3 November 1984 (age 32)
Lleida, Catalonia, Spain[1]
Education Catholic University of Murcia[2]
Height 192 cm (6 ft 4 in)[3]
Weight 98 kg (216 lb)
Sport Canoe racing
Club Club Deportivo Basico Piragua Madrid[2]
Coached by Miguel Garcia[2][4]
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Craviotto and the second or maternal family name is Rivero.

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.[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]


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  4. ^ Saúl Craviotto. London 2012 profile

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