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Spanish athletes

Rafa Nadal

Pau Gasol

Marc Márquez

Fernando Alonso

Iker Casillas

Fernando Alonso is a Spanish Formula 1 driver. He has twice won the World Drivers' Championship Formula 1 in 2005 and 2006, and was runner-up in 2010, 2012 and 2013, and scored a third place in 2007. He has raced for Minardi, Renault, McLaren and Ferrari teams. He was the first Spanish Formula 1 pilot to ever win a race in the maximum category.

Marc Márquez is a Spanish motorcycle pilot. He has won the world title in all three categories: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. He made it to MotoGP in 2013, in the Repsol Honda team. He won the title the very season he made his debut, becoming the youngest rider ever to win a MotoGP championship.

In a short period of time Pau Gasol has done everything that a Basketball player could want to do and he plays in the most important championship in the world: the NBA. He has won some NBA rings and many tournaments with the Spanish national team.He has born in 6 June 1980.His father’s name is Agustí, and he is a doctor.His mother, Marisa, is a doctor too.He was born in Barcelona and grew up in Sant Boi de Llobregat, where he started his romance with basketball in his school team "Llor".He has two brothers, the second, Marc, is 2,05 mts. tall and he plays in the NBA too.The youngest, Adriá, will probably become a professional too.

Listen to Álvaro talk about Rafa

Listen to Álison talk about Iker

Iker Casillas is a Real Madrid football player,he can do incredible saves, one of the most important against Dutch winger Robben in the World cup final. With Real Madrid he has won three champions leagues, many Spanish leagues ,and two Spanish cups. He’s also won other minor competitions but apart from the Champions league, he has achieved his most relevant triumphs with the Spanish national team: two European nations’ cups and a world cup in a row. Despite being so successful, he has always remained a very humble person.

Rafa Nadal is the best tennis player in the world, and he is Spanish. He was born in the Balearic Islands. He started to play professionally when he was barely fifteen.He has won a lot of trophies, exactly 26. His two last trophies have been, in 2013 Roland Garros in France and on the 26th of December 2013 he won the award to the best Spanish sportsman of all times.

By: Álison Calderón, Álvaro Suárez, Irene Rosell, Iván Fernández and Víctor López



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