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Ibrahim Rojas Blanco (born October 10, 1975 in Santa Cruz del Sur, Camagüey) is a Cuban sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s.

Ibrahim Rojas
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2004 Athens C-2 500 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2001 Poznań C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville C-2 200 m
Gold medal – first place 2002 Seville C-2 500 m
Silver medal – second place 1999 Milan C-2 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 2002 Seville C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań C-2 200 m
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Poznań C-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Gainesville C-2 500 m
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo C-2 500 m
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo C-2 1000 m

In 2001 he and partner Leobaldo Pereira won Cuba's first-ever world championship gold medal. In all Rojas won three world titles and was Pan American champion four times. He also won silver medals at both the Sydney and Athens Olympics.

All his medals came in the two-man (C-2) Canadian canoe discipline, first with Pereira and later with Ledis Balceiro. Rojas would win eight world championship medals in his career.

ReferencesEdit

  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 1: flatwater (now sprint): 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-01-21). Additional archives: Wayback Machine.
  • ICF medalists for Olympic and World Championships – Part 2: rest of flatwater (now sprint) and remaining canoeing disciplines: 1936–2007 at WebCite (archived 2009-11-09)
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ibrahim Rojas". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-08-26.