Tania Elías Calles

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Tania Elías Calles
Personal information
Nationality Mexican
Born April 17, 1979 (1979-04-17) (age 39)
Sailing career
Club  Club Náutico Avándaro

Tania Elías Calles Wolf (born in Mexico City on April 17, 1979) is a Mexican sailor. She is the great grand daughter of general Plutarco Elías Calles. At 6 years old she started in the sport of sailing and she has competed at four Olympic Games.[1]

She participated in the Europe dinghy category at the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney, Australia. She then participated at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games where she gained the gold medal. During the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic she won the gold medal in the Radial category. She also participated at the 2004 Summer Olympicsat Athens, Greece where she finished number twelve. In 2006, she won two medals at the World Championships in Europe and Laser classes, as well as the gold medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games. In 2007, she finished second at the World Championship held in Portugal, winning a spot to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. She won a silver medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and finished 13th at the Olympic Games in 2008. She established a World Guinness Record to seek sponsorships in March 2010 for the longest distance sailed unattended in a dinghy (300 nm). In 2011, at the World Championships in Perth, Australia she obtained qualification to the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] At the London Games she finished in 10th place in the women's laser radial.[3] She is a member of the athlete commission for the World Antidoping Agency since 2012 and the representative for high performance athletes at her National Antidoping Committee. Writer and author of her autobiography called "The Challenge, in pursuit of Olympic Glory" released in the summer of 2013.


  1. ^ Olympic results
  2. ^ Aumentan los clasificados latinoamericanos a Londres 2012 "El uruguayo Alejandro Foglia terminó 18º en Láser, mientras que en femenino la mexicana Tania Elías Calles Wolf alcanzó un meritorio octavo puesto."
  3. ^ http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/sailing/laser-radial-one-person-dinghy-w

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