Alfonso Benavides (ESP)

Alfonso Benavides (ESP)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
09 March 1991
181 cm
84 kg
Pollença, ESP
Higher education
Business Management - Saint Anthony Catholic University [UCAM]: Murcia, ESP


General Interest

Sete (Facebook page, 21 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named 2014 Male Athlete of the Year by the Spanish Canoe Federation [RFEP]. (, 02 Feb 2015)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport as a child.
Why this sport?
His mother sent him to a summer canoeing school with his brothers. "I liked the competition and the social aspect so I stayed."
Club / Team
Club Nautico de Pollenca: Spain
Name of coach
Francisco Martin [personal], from 2004
Training Regime
He trains every day for six hours. The majority of his time is spent on the water, but he also does two hours work in the gym.


Olympic GamesC1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men39.6494Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesC1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men43.0384Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men39.55910Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men38.7164Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:51.4306Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men39.0603Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:52.3624Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men39.6873Best result
World ChampionshipsC1 4 x 200m RelayHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men2:51.2635Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men40.6363Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men43.0332Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men42.2914Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men38.9682Best result
European ChampionshipsC1 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men40.0472Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian5 June 20162016Men13Latest resultBest result
World CupIndividual Canadian23 August 20152015Men4Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian10 August 20142014Men5Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian1 September 20132013Men19Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian3 June 20122012Men7Best result
World CupIndividual Canadian21 August 20112011Men21Best result