David Meca Medina

From Openwaterpedia
(Redirected from David Meca)
David Meca, Spanish world class open water swimmer
David Meca, Faros Maratón champion 2000

David Meca Medina (born 1 February 1974 in Sabadell) is a pool and open water swimmer from Spain who swam for the Club Natació Sabadell. Meca once served a one-year ban following a positive test for nandrolone, a banned performance enhancer which resulted in a retroactive banning from the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame on 22 September 2016.

Honors

He won FINA world championship events in 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2005 and 25 total FINA World Cup races. He was also ranked number one in the 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2003 FINA World Cup professional circuit while winning races in Spain, Macedonia, Egypt, Italy, Argentina, Brazil, USA, Finland, Great Britain, Croatia and Canada.

Marathon Swimming Career

World Championships

European Championships

Fastest English Channel Crossings in History

1. Andreas Waschburger, Germany, E-F, 8 September 2023 in 6 hours 45 minutes 25 seconds at the age of 36
2. Trent Grimsey, Australia, E-F, 8 September 2012 in 6 hours 55 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 24
3. Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, E-F, 24 August 2007 in 6 hours 56 minutes 50 seconds at the age of 30
4. Christof Wandratsch, Germany, E-F, 1 August 2005 in 7 hours 3 minutes 52 seconds at the age of 38
5. Yuri Kudinov, Russia, E-F, 24 August 2007 in 7 hours 5 minutes 42 seconds at the age of 28
5. Rostislav Vítek, Czech Republic, E-F, August 2009 in 7 hours 16 minutes 25 seconds at the age of 33
6. Chad Hundeby, USA, E-F, 27 September 1994 in 7 hours 17 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 23
7. Christof Wandratsch, Germany, E-F, 20 August 2003 in 7 hours 20 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 36
8. Petar Stoychev, Bulgaria, E-F 22 August 2006 in 7 hours 21 minutes 8 seconds at the age of 29
9. David Meca Medina, Spain, E-F, 29 August 2005 in 7 hours 22 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 31
10. Yvetta Hlaváčová, Czech Republic, E-F, 5 August 2006 in 7 hours 25 minutes 15 seconds at the age of 31
11. Penny Lee Dean, USA, E-F, 29 July 1978 in 7 hours 40 minutes 0 seconds at the age of 23

Video

World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men

He was named one of the World's 50 Most Adventurous Open Water Men in 2015 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

1998 FINA World Championships 25 km Race Results

1 Alexey Akatyev 5:05:42
2 David Meca Medina 5:07:23
3 Gabriel Chaillou 5:07:53
4 Claudio Gargaro 5:09:48
5 Yuri Kudinov 5:12:07
6 Stéphane Lecat 5:14:16
7 Grant Robinson 5:14:40
8 Fabrizio Pescatori 5:16:55
9 Igor Majcen 5:17:09
10 Nicolas Knap 5:22:35
11 Mark Saliba 5:27:54
12 Andre Wilde 5:31:39
13 Nathan Stooke 5:32:21
14 Nace Majcen 5:33:52
15 Liam Weseloh 5:34:53
16 Simon Chocron 5:38:43
17 Chuck Wiley 5:42:32
18 Paulo Torres 5:45:05
19 Alberto Morejon 5:46:11
20 Ryan Coom 5:48:03
21 Serghei Mariniuc 5:52:29
22 Trpimir Kutle 5:54:18
23 Robert Dinka 5:57:26
24 Gareth Fowler 6:05:11
25 Takashi Sugisawa 6:12:37
26 Ákos Győrffy 6:25:55

External links