José María Esteban

José María Esteban (born May 27, 1954) is a Spanish sprint canoer who competed in the mid to late 1970s. Competing in two Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal in the K-4 1000 m event at Montreal in 1976.

José María Esteban
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Montreal K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1975 Belgrade K-4 1000 m
Silver medal – second place 1978 Belgrade K-4 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1977 Sofia K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Belgrade K-4 1000 m

Esteban also won four medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-4 1000 m: 1975), a silver (K-4 500 m: 1978), and two bronzes (K-4 1000 m: 1977, 1978).


  • 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; et al. "José María Esteban". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.