Ruben Rezola (ARG)

Ruben Rezola (ARG)

ARArgentina
Canoe Sprint
Date of birth
21 April 1991
Height
174 cm
Weight
80 kg
Residence
Santa Fe, ARG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Spanish

Biography

General Interest

Nicknames
Gordo (coarg.org.ar, 09 Nov 2012)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing fifth in the K2 200m at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (elciudadanoweb.com, 30 Jun 2015)
Most influential person in career
His family. (elciudadanoweb.com, 30 Jun 2015)
Hero / Idol
Australian paddler Ken Wallace. (elciudadanoweb.com, 30 Jun 2015)
Other information
TATTOO
He has a tattoo of the Olympic rings on his left arm. (objetivorio.com.ar, 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 10 at Club Nautico Quilla in Santa Fe, Argentina. He began paddling under the guidance of coach Gabriel Cipolatti.
Why this sport?
His mother took him to the paddling club for the first time. "I told her I wanted to do a sport I had seen on television but I did not know what it was called."
Club / Team
Asociacion Nautica Reserva Natural: Argentina
Name of coach
Diego Canepa [national]

Results

CompetitionEventLocationDateSeasonGenderResultRankMentions
Olympic GamesK1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men38.06116Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK2 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men35.2715Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men36.1999Latest resultBest result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men34.70314Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men33.22519Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men33.0269Best result
Pan American ChampionshipsK1 200mMexico, Mexico City10 October 20102010Men36.005Best result
Pan American ChampionshipsK2 200mMexico, Mexico City10 October 20102010Men32.002Best result
Pan American ChampionshipsK1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro5 July 20092009Men37.224Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak23 August 20152015Men33Latest resultBest result