Saul Craviotto (ESP)

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Date of birth:
3 November 1984
Federation:
REAL FEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE PIRAGÜISMO
Saúl Craviotto (ESP)

Biography

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two Olympic medals. (cope.es, 02 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Spanish paddler David Cal. (cope.es, 02 Jun 2016; abc.es, 25 Apr 2016)
Injuries
He was affected by a wrist injury ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (estadiodeportivo.com, 29 Nov 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes to have a cold shower right before competition starts. (estadiodeportivo.com, 29 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't want to erase any bad memories, everything happens for a reason." (unminutocon.blogspot.com.es, 01 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Spain at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (rtve.es, 12 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His father was a kayaker and has competed with him in K2 events. (cope.es, 02 Jun 2016)
Ambitions
To win a third Olympic medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (cope.es, 02 Jun 2016)
Other information
POLICE OFFICER
He works as a police officer in Gijon, Spain. "It's a privilege and gives me so much. They treat us athletes really well and allow us to go on leave to tournaments and championships." (cope.es, 02 Jun 2016; Twitter profile, 12 Aug 2015; sport.es, 11 Jul 2012)

OLYMPIC PROPOSAL
He proposed to his girlfriend at Piccadilly Circus the day after winning a silver medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. “Although there were a lot of people around and I didn't dare to kneel down.” (cope.es, 02 Jun 2016)

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age seven.
Why this sport?
"Of all sports that I used to practice, it was the one that I was good at and the one that I liked most."
Club / Team
Club Deportivo Basico Piragua Madrid: Spain
Name of coach
Miguel Garcia

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
03 November 1984
Height
191 cm
Weight
97 kg
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Celia Garcia, daughter Valentina [2015]
Residence
Gijón, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Catholic University of Murcia [UCAM]: Spain