David Cal

David Cal
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Personal information
Full name David Cal Figueroa
Nationality Spanish
Born (1982-10-10) 10 October 1982 (age 38)
Cangas do Morrazo, Galicia, Spain
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Country Spain
Sport Canoe racing
Event(s) Sprint canoe
Club C.M. Ría de Aldán
Turned pro 1999

David Cal Figueroa (born 10 October 1982 in Cangas do Morrazo) is a Spanish sprint canoeist who has competed since 1999. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he has won five medals with a gold (C-1 1000 m: 2004 Summer Olympics) and four silvers (C-1 500 m: 2004, 2008; C-1 1000 m: 2008 and 2012; C-1 1000 m: 2012). With this latest medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games, he became the Spanish athlete with more Olympic medals of all time.

Cal was a junior world championship bronze medallist in Zagreb in 1999 (C-1 1000 m). The following year he became European C-1 500 m junior champion at Boulogne, France in 2000. He also won the C-1 1000 m bronze medal. He was a reserve at the Sydney Olympics. At the 2002 European under-23 championships in Zagreb, Croatia, Cal won the C-1 500 m bronze medal.

Cal has competed on the senior circuit since 2003, winning five medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships. This includes a gold (C-1 500 m: 2007), two silvers (C-1 1000 m: 2003, 2005, 2011), and a bronze (C-1 1000 m: 2007).

Cal is 183 cm (6 ft 0 in) tall and weighs 91 kg (200 lbs).

Olympic results

See also


  • "ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on January 5, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2019.
  • "ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2009-11-09. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "David Cal". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-08-22.

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