Xabier Fernández

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Xabier Fernández
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Personal information
Full nameXabier Fernández Gaztañaga
Born (1976-10-19) 19 October 1976 (age 45)
Ibarra, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country
Medal record
Sailing
Representing  Spain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens 49er
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing 49er
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 49er
Gold medal – first place 2004 49er
Gold medal – first place 2010 49er

Xabier Fernández Gaztañaga (born 19 October 1976 in Ibarra, Gipuzkoa, Basque Country) is a Spanish sailor and olympic champion. Fernandez won a gold medal in the 49er class with Iker Martínez at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] The same pairing won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2] He has been a crewmember and skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race five times, onboard: movistar (2005–06), Telefónica Blue (2008–09), Telefónica (2011–12), and MAPFRE (2014–15, 2017–18).[3]

He sailed with Luna Rossa Challenge in the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup.[4]

  • 2001 World Championship Malcesine (Italy), 2nd position ;
  • 2001 European Championship Brest (France ), 2nd position ;
  • 2002 World Championship Kaneohe (United States of America), 1st position ;
  • 2002 European Championship Grimstad (Norway), 1st position ;
  • 2003 European Championship Laredo ( Spain), 3rd position ;
  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens ( Greece), 1st position ;
  • 2004 World Championship Athens ( Greece), 1st position ;
  • 2006 European Championship Weymouth (United kingdom), 3rd position ;
  • 2007 European Championship Marsala (Italy), 1st position ;
  • 2008 European Championship S'Arena ( Spain), 1st position ;
  • 2008 Olympic Games Beijing (China ), 2nd position ;

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Sailing Archived 2008-08-18 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on May 23, 2008)
  2. ^ "Beijing 2008 – Men's 49er". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Volvo Ocean Race". Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  4. ^ "Luna Rossa".