Xavier García (water polo)
5 January 1984 |
|Height||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
Xavier García Gadea (born 5 January 1984) is a Spanish-Croatian water polo player. He was a member of the Spanish national team between 1999 and 2013, finishing in sixth place at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, fifth at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and sixth again at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In 2003, García, then playing for CN Barcelona-Noferthe, ended up in fifth place with the national side at the 2003 World Aquatics Championships in his home town of Barcelona.
Since 2010 García has played in Croatia. After being left out of the Spanish national team in 2013, García obtained the Croatian citizenship in 2016 to be able to take part in the Rio Olympics, facing Spain in the group stage.
- "Xavier García Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-07-18.
- "Xavier García, olímpico por Croacia". Marca (in Spanish). 18 July 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
- Vijesti: Dodijeljena odlikovanja izraz su priznanja i zahvalnosti za rad i doprinos razvoju i napretku Republike Hrvatske(Croatian)
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