Iker Martinez
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Iker Martinez
Iker Martínez de Lizarduy
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Personal information
Full nameIker Martínez de Lizarduy Lizarribar
Born (1977-06-16) 16 June 1977 (age 42)
Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country
Sailing career
Class(es)49er

Iker Martínez de Lizarduy Lizarribar (born 16 June 1977 in Donostia-San Sebastián, Basque Country) is a Spanish sailor and olympic champion. Martínez de Lizarduy won a gold medal in the 49er class with Xabier Fernández at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1] The same pairing won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[2]

Iker Martínez was skipper for Team Telefónica in the 2011-2012 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, with Fernandez also being a team member.[3] They were also named ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year 2011, finding out while they were competing in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.[3]

He also skippered Spanish yacht MAPFRE in the 2014-2015 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, albeit he skipped a few legs to prepare himself for the 2016 Rio Olympics.[4]

Main achievements

2001
  • World Championship Malcesine (Italy), 2nd position ;
  • European Championship Brest (France), 2nd position ;
2002
  • World Championship Kaneohe (United States of America), 1st position ;
  • European Championship Grimstad (Norway), 1st position ;
2003
  • European Championship Laredo (Spain), 3rd position ;
2004
  • Olympic Games Athens (Greece), 1st position ;
  • World Championship Athens (Greece), 1st position ;
2006
  • European Championship Weymouth (United kingdom), 3rd position ;
2007
  • European Championship Marsala (Italy), 1st position ;
2008
  • European Championship S'Arena (Spain), 1st position ;
  • Olympic Games Beijing (China), 2nd position ;
2009
  • Volvo Ocean Race (RTW), 3rd position;
2010
  • Barcelona World Race (RTW), 2nd position (with Xabi Fernandez);

References

  1. ^ 2004 Summer Olympics – Athens, Greece – Sailing Archived 2008-08-18 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 23 May 2008)
  2. ^ "Spain Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Olympics". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "IKER AND XABI PICK UP ROLEX SAILORS OF THE YEAR 2011 PRIZE". www.teamtelefonica.com. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  4. ^ "Martínez switches dreams - for a leg".



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