Six Olympic medallists among 214-strong Spanish Baku 2015 team

Baku, May 31, AZERTAC 

Six Olympic medallists have been included among the 214 athletes nominated by Spain for Baku 2015.

The Spanish Olympic committee COE chose 117 male and 97 female athletes to compete at the Baku 2015 European Games.

Six of them have collected an Olympic medal and will be looking to use their experience to collect more hardware in Azerbaijan.

Saúl Craviotto has won two Olympic medals, winning the K2 500m Canoe Sprint at Beijing 2008 as well as K1 200m silver at London 2012.

The Spanish Taekwondo team features two Olympic medallists as two-time world and two-time European champion Joel González won a London 2012 gold medal in the 58kg weight class. Three-time world champion Brigida Yagüe picked up a silver medal at 49kg, also at London 2012.

Mountain Bike rider José Antonio Hermida, who collected his first Olympic experiences in 2000 and won a silver medal at Athens 2004, also became world champion in 2010.

Fencer José Luis Abajo won a bronze medal in the Épée at Beijing 2008 and wrestler Maider Unda earned a 72kg bronze medal at London 2012.

There is also a fair share of former world and European champions on the Spanish team.

Aerobic gymnasts Sara Moreno and Vicente Lli won the 2012 world title. Judoka Francisco Garrigós is the 2014 world and European junior champion, and Kiyoshi Uematsu won European Judo gold in 2004.

Rossana Simón is a former world and European Taekwondo champion. Eva Calvo also has a Taekwondo European gold medal.

Juan José Aramburu was the 2011 Skeet world champion, Alberto Fernández won 2010 world Trap gold, and Fátima Gálvez picked up European Trap gold in 2011.

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