Saúl Craviotto (ESP)

Saúl Craviotto (ESP)

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


General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning two Olympic medals. (, 02 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, Spanish paddler David Cal. (, 02 Jun 2016;, 25 Apr 2016)
He was affected by a wrist injury ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (, 29 Nov 2014)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He likes to have a cold shower right before competition starts. (, 29 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I don't want to erase any bad memories, everything happens for a reason." (, 01 Nov 2010)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Spain at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (, 12 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives
His father was a kayaker and has competed with him in K2 events. (, 02 Jun 2016)
To win a third Olympic medal at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 02 Jun 2016)
Other information
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." (, 02 Jun 2016; Twitter profile, 12 Aug 2015;, 11 Jul 2012)

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.” (, 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


Olympic GamesK1 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro20 August 20162016Men35.6623Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK2 200mBrazil, Rio de Janeiro18 August 20162016Men32.0751Latest resultBest result
Olympic GamesK1 200mEngland, London11 August 20122012Men36.5402Best result
Olympic GamesK2 500mChina, Beijing23 August 20082008Men1:28.7361Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mItaly, Milan23 August 20152015Men36.79620Latest result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men34.2703Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayRussia, Moscow10 August 20142014Men2:27.4886Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men34.8963Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayGermany, Duisburg1 September 20132013Men2:28.8105Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men33.29611
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayHungary, Szeged21 August 20112011Men2:24.8911Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men31.5402Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayPoland, Poznan22 August 20102010Men2:27.4091Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 200mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men32.2312Best result
World ChampionshipsK2 500mCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men1:30.4724Best result
World ChampionshipsK1 4 x 200m RelayCanada, Dartmouth16 August 20092009Men2:27.4221Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mGermany, Duisburg11 August 20072007Men3:11.3579Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mHungary, Szeged19 August 20062006Men3:03.2438Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 200mCroatia, Zagreb28 August 20052005Men30.9676Best result
World ChampionshipsK4 1000mCroatia, Zagreb27 August 20052005Men2:59.6665Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mCzech Republic, Racice3 May 20152015Men35.1646Latest result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mGermany, Brandenburg13 July 20142014Men36.0944Best result
European ChampionshipsK1 200mPortugal, Montemor-o-Velho16 June 20132013Men38.33615
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSerbia, Belgrade19 June 20112011Men32.9797
European ChampionshipsK2 200mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men31.9102Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mSpain, Trasona4 July 20102010Men1:29.2582Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 200mGermany, Brandenburg26 June 20092009Men32.2511Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mGermany, Brandenburg28 June 20092009Men1:28.0714Best result
European ChampionshipsK2 500mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men1:33.9252Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mItaly, Milan18 May 20082008Men18
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mSpain, Pontevedra30 June 20072007Men10
European ChampionshipsK4 200mCzech Republic, Racice9 July 20062006Men30.2977
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mCzech Republic, Racice8 July 20062006Men2:55.1497
European ChampionshipsK4 200mPoland, Poznan31 July 20052005Men31.0994Best result
European ChampionshipsK4 1000mPoland, Poznan30 July 20052005Men2:53.6015Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak10 August 20142014Men7Best result
World CupIndividual Kayak1 September 20132013Men15
World CupIndividual Kayak3 June 20122012Men11