David Alarza Palacios (born 7 January 1977) is a Spanish judoka.

David Alarza
Medal record
Men's judo
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2005 Rotterdam 90 kg
Silver medal – second place 2006 Tampere 90 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Belgrade 90 kg

Alarza began competing in judo at a very young age, taking part in the Club of Judo Brunete in Brunete, Spain. During this young age, Alarza began to show interest and virtues in martial arts. Its coach knew that he would arrive very far away, thanks to his tactic and fight body to body. David Alarza, along his path, has been rewarded by his merits in judo. He is considered to be one of the best international judokas in his international level.[citation needed] Currently, Alarza coaches in the "Centro de Alto Rendimiento de Madrid".

Alarza is a fan of the mountains of Spain and enjoys mountain biking.


Year Tournament Place Weight class
2009 European Championships 5th Middleweight (90 kg)
2008 European Championships 5th Middleweight (90 kg)
2007 European Judo Championships 3rd Middleweight (90 kg)
2006 European Judo Championships 2nd Middleweight (90 kg)
2005 European Judo Championships 1st Middleweight (90 kg)
2004 European Judo Championships 7th Middleweight (90 kg)
2001 Mediterranean Games 3rd Half middleweight (81 kg)