Cristian Toro (ESP)

Cristian Toro (ESP)

Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
29 April 1992
188 cm
90 kg
Partner Irene Junquera
Madrid, ESP
English, Spanish


General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 27 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (, 14 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every day counts and it all adds up. Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today." (, 14 Mar 2014)
Famous relatives
His partner Irene Junquera is a TV presenter and sports journalist in Spain. (, 30 Mar 2016;, 09 Jun 2015)
Other information
He will compete at his first Olympic Games in 2016 with two-time Olympic medallist Saul Craviotto. “There is the pressure of competing with an Olympic winner, but at the same time I am lucky to prepare for the Games with a person who has gone through that path and can guide me. I will go for the first time, but I know what I am going to find because of Saul. That removes my uncertainties and helps me both physically and mentally.” (, 27 May 2016)

Born to Spanish parents in Isla Margarita, Venezuela, in 2001 he moved to Galicia, Spain. (, 10 Mar 2014)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began paddling in 2005 in Viveiro, Spain.
Why this sport?
“I had tried other sports before, but when I tried canoeing I really liked it. It was not just the competition, but also being in contact with nature and with the water."
Club / Team
Club Fluvial de Lugo: Spain
Name of coach
Miguel Garcia


Olympic GamesK2 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men32.0751Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mItaly, Milan22 August 20152015Men32.37310Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men31.25510Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:27.4886Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men32.1837Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men34.7969Latest resultBest result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men32.6615Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men33.1046Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mCroatia, Zagreb24 June 20122012Men31.82111Best result