Saúl Craviotto Rivero is a Spanish sprint kayaker who has been racing since the mid-2000s. He has won four Olympic medals: a gold medal in the K-2 500 m with Carlos Pérez at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, a silver medal in the K-1 200 m event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, a gold medal in the K-2 200 m with Cristian Toro at the 2016 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal in the K-1 200 m at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He served as the flag bearer for Spain at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. Craviotto also won seven medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with three golds, two silvers and two bronzes. Craviotto took up kayaking at the age of seven, following his father, and competed together with him in K-2 events. He is married to Celia García and has a daughter Valentina. He proposed to his wife at the 2012 Olympics, at Piccadilly Circus, the day after winning an Olympic silver medal. He works as a police officer in Gijón.
|Event(s)||K-1 200 m, K-2 200 m, K-2 500 m, K-4 500 m|
|Club||Club Deportivo Basico Piragua Madrid|
|Coached by||Miguel Garcia|
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Sprint kayaker who has won multiple Olympic medals, including gold in the K-2 500 meters in 2012 and 2016. He won three straight ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in the K-1 4×200 meters from 2009 to 2011.
He began kayaking at age seven and competed with his father at K-2 events.
He was named Spanish Sportsman of the Year by Consejo Superior de Deportes in 2016. He won the reality competition show MasterChef Celebrity in 2017.
He married Celia García, to whom he proposed at the 2012 Olympics. He has a daughter with Garcia named Valentina.
He and Adam Van Koeverden are both Olympic gold medal-winning kayakers.
- Olympic canoeists of Spain
- Spanish male canoeists
- European Games competitors for Spain
- Olympic gold medalists for Spain
- Olympic bronze medalists for Spain
- Canoeists at the 2015 European Games
- Olympic silver medalists for Spain
- Canoeists at the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Canoeists at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Canoeists at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Competitors at the 2013 Mediterranean Games
- Olympic medalists in canoeing
Latest information about Saul Craviotto updated on May 07, 2021.