Olympics The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain  

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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Spain, with photos when available. These are the best Spanish Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Spanish athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Spanish Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Spain is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

This list is made up of many different athletes, including Rocio Delgado and Regino Hernandez.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Spanish Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Spain?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Spain Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Spain.

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Rafael Nadal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Rafael Nadal Men's Tennis, singles

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David Cal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
David Cal Men's C-1 500m (canoe single), Men's C-1 1000m (canoe single)

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Arantxa Sánchez Vicario is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
ColinBoddy added Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Women's Tennis, singles

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Ricky Rubio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Ricky Rubio Men's basketball

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María José Rienda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Gervasio Deferr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Gervasio Deferr Men's Vault, Men's Floor exercises

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Raúl Entrerríos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Raúl Entrerríos Men's handball

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Iván Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Igor González de Galdeano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Joan Llaneras is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Joan Llaneras Men's Track cycling, Points Race, Men's Track cycling

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José Luis Abajo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
José Luis Abajo Men's Épée individual

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Marcus Cooper Walz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Astro89 added Marcus Cooper Walz

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Alberto Entrerríos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Alberto Entrerríos Men's handball

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José Antonio Hermida is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
José Antonio Hermida Men's Mountain Biking^! Cross-Country

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Victoria Padial Hernández is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Óscar Freire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Alejandro Valverde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Alejandro Valverde Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Sonia Lafuente is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Javier Fernández is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Samuel Sánchez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Samuel Sánchez Men's Road cycling, individual road race

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Igor Astarloa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Carolina Ruiz Castillo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Regino Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Conchita Martínez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Conchita Martínez Women's Tennis, doubles

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Carlos Sastre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Alberto Urdiales is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Alberto Urdiales Men's handball

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Laura Orgué is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Leire Olaberria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Leire Olaberria Women's Track cycling^! points race

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Sergi Escobar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Sergi Escobar Men's Track cycling^! Individual Pursuit

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Isaac Gálvez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Joane Somarriba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Joane Somarriba

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Diego Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Ruben Verges is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Virginia Ruano Pascual is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Virginia Ruano Pascual Women's Tennis^! doubles

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Albert Rocas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Albert Rocas Men's handball

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Ander Mirambell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Toni Tauler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
Toni Tauler Men's Track cycling, Madison

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Paul de la Cuesta is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Ferrán Terra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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José Antonio Escuredo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain
José Antonio Escuredo

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Andrea Jardi is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Jordi Font is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Vicenc Vilarrubla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Javier Gutiérrez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Agustín Millán is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Ibon Idigoras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Rocio Delgado is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain

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Queralt Castellet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Spain