Famous Spanish people in the sports By Mario García.
Born in Manacor on june 3 , 1986 , know as Rafa Nadal. Winner of 10 Grand Slam titles : Roland Garros tournament in 6 edicions , Wimbeldonchampinship on 2 occasions , where he was finalist. It also achieved a gold medal at the Bejing 2008 Olympic Games It is the player with more than 1000 Masters titles by beating Roger Federer illustrious athlethes. In 2010 he became the only player in history to win the Slam Clay. At the age of 15 became the youngest player ever to win a match in a tournament official ATP.Famous Spanish people in the sports
Pau Gasol i Sáez (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpaw ɡəˈzɔɫ]) (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain. Gasol was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He currently holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise records for career games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points. After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakerson February 1, 2008. His younger brother, Marc Gasol, who was involved in that trade, is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.Famous Spanish people in the sports
Alberto Contador Velasco (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβerto kontaˈðor βeˈlasko]; born 6 December 1982) is a Spanish professional road bicycle racer, who last rode for UCI ProTeam Team Saxo Bank. He was the winner of the 2007 Tour de France with the Discovery Channel team. With the Astana team he has won the 2008 Giro dItalia, the 2008 Vuelta a España and the 2009 Tour de France. He initially also won the 2010 Tour de France with this team, and the 2011 Giro dItalia with team Saxo Bank-SunGard, only to be stripped from these titles later. He is the fifth racer in history, and the first Spaniard, to win all three Grand Tours of road cycling. Contador is widely considered to be the best climbing specialist and stage racer in the world. Notable summit stage finishes on which he has victories include the Alto de El Angliru in the Vuelta, the Plateau de Beille in the Tour and Mount Etna in the Giro.After being widely expected to lose his tenuous lead in the 2007 Tour de France in that races final individual time trial, Contador has become a more accomplished time trialist, with several victories in the discipline. He has earned a reputation as an all-rounder, a cyclist who excels in all aspects of stage racing which are needed for high places in the general classification.Famous Spanish people in the sports
Synchronized swimming Gemma Mengual had thirty medals, but there was something incomplete in thecurriculum of Star: Olympic success. Already been achieved. The athlete who discovered the Spanish people in the pool can do more than swim was facing his last chance at glory in the Games and has taken in a masterly way by hangingtwo silver medals. The Catalan, who will retire after the World Rome 2009, made his first steps at nine years, influenced by a cousin who spent the summers and in 1992, when Barcelona was at boiling Olympic team entered the national . She has been and is the pioneer of a mode in which Spain is now a world power.In the past European Eindhoven, the selection coached by Anna Tarrés won gold in team, combo, only (Mengual, in his first single) and duo. All he needed was an Olympic success. He has won two. Famous Spanish people in the sports
Gervasio Deferr belongs to that special breed of athletes, the more it tightens its grip on the competition, the juice taken out of themselves. The gymnast ever has managed to make their best moments coincide with the major Olympic events. Two golds in Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 silver adorn your living room . All he needed was an Olympic success. He has won two.Famous Spanish people in the sports
Marta Domínguez Azpeleta (born 3 November 1975) is a Spanish runner. Dominguez currently competes mainly in 3000 m steeplechase, a distance in which she was the 2009 world champion. She has represented Spain three times at the Summer Olympics and has competed at the World Championships on six occasions. Marta Domínguez had her first successes over 5000 metres: she won the bronze at the 1998 European Athletics Championships and reached the global podium at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics, winning the silver medal. She scored a gold medal double in 2002 by taking a 3000 metres win at the European Athletics Indoor Championships, before going on to become European champion at the 2002 European Championships. She achieved silver medals in the same events at the IAAF World Indoor Championships and2003 World Championships in Athletics the following year. She retained her European crown at the 2006 European Athletics Championships. From 2007 onwards she began to experiment with other events and she won the senior race at the 2007 European Cross Country Championships in Toro, Spain. Domínguez switched to the steeplechase in 2008 and ran in the inaugural Olympic race at the 2008 Beijing Games, although she failed to finish. The 2009 World Championships in Athletics saw a reversal of fortunes as she won the gold medal, and she then took European silver in the event in 2010. As the defending world champion, she was given a free entry into the 2011 World Championships in Athletics but had to decline due to her pregnancy. In December 2010, Dominguez was arrested for her connection in a doping ring as part of Operación Galgo. In April 2011, Dominguez was acquitted of these charges when it was found the substances were not illegalFamous Spanish people in the sports