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César Ernesto de Cesare (born 12 July 1980) is an Argentine-born Ecuadorian sprint canoer. He won the K-1 200 m event at the 2011 Pan American Games and finished third in 2015; he also had a fourth-place finish at the 2013 World Championships. He placed 11th–12th at the 2012[4] and 2016 Olympics and served as the Olympic flag bearer for Ecuador in 2012.[3]

César de Cesare
César de Cesare Rio2016.jpg
Cesare at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born 12 July 1980 (1980-07-12) (age 36)
Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
Coached by Sebastian de Cesare (brother)[3][4]

Cesare is married to Mayra and has two daughters, Luana and Maia. He took up kayaking in Argentina around 1990, and semi-retired for ten years in 1999 due to a shoulder injury. During that time he worked as a taxi and truck driver to support his family. In 2009, he immigrated to Ecuador to help his younger brother Sebastian, who coached the Ecuadorian canoe team. In Ecuador he resumed competing, and received Ecuadorian citizenship the day before leaving for the 2011 World Championships. In December 2011 he was named Athlete of the Month by the International Canoe Federation.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ César de Cesare. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ César de Cesare Archived 26 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b c César de Cesare.nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ a b César de Cesare. london2012.com
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Alexandra Escobar
Flagbearer for   Ecuador
London 2012
Succeeded by
Estefania García