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Beloki I
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Beloki during a game in 2007.
Full name Rubén Beloki Iribarren
Date of birth 8 August 1974 (1974-08-08) (age 35)
Place of birth Burlada, Navarra
Country Spain
Province Navarra
Height 1,86 m
Weight 89 kg
Debut date August 21, 1992
Categories Hand-pelota
Management Asegarce
Singles
1st Hand-Pelota singles championship 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001
2nd Hand-Pelota singles championship 1993
Doubles
1st Hand-Pelota doubles championship 1995, 1996, 2003
Olympics
Singles Gold medal icon.svg 1992 (demostration)

Rubén Beloki Irribarren is a Basque pelota defensive player, often considered one of the best in the history of the sport. Born in Burlada on August 8, 1974[1]. His brother Alberto Beloki is also a professional pelotari known as Beloki II.

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Professional career

Beloki won The Championship of Spain in 1991 and 1992, and a golden medal on 1992 Summer Olympics demonstration, four Hand-pelota 1st championships (1995, 1998, 1999 and 2001), turning in the youngest player to win a txapela at the age of 20. The doubles championships of 1996 and 2003, and a total of 5 subchampionships in the same category.[2]

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Hand-pelota (1st)

Year Champion Subchampion Scoreboard Fronton
1995 Beloki Erradonea 22-15 Atano III
1998 Beloki Eugi 22-13 Atano III
1999 Beloki Arretxe 22-09 Atano III
2001 Eugi Beloki 22-13 Atano III
2001 Beloki Eugi 22-08 Atano III
2002 Barriola Beloki 22-03 Atano III

[3]

Doubles-Pelota

Year Champions Subchampions Score Fronton
1993-94 Titin III - Arretxe Retegi II - Beloki 22-14 Ogueta
1995-96 Capellán - Beloki Etxaniz - Arretxe 22-18 Atano III
1999 (1) Nagore - Errandonea Berasaluze VIII - Beloki 22-17 Atano III
2001 Olaizola I - Goñi III Alustiza - Beloki 22-13 Atano III
2003 Koka - Beloki Olaizola II - Pascual 22-15 Atano III
2005 Martínez de Irujo - Goñi III Bengoetxea VI - Beloki 22-12 Atano III
2007 Xala - Martínez de Eulate Olaizola I - Beloki 22-18 Ogueta

[4]

Hand-pelota (2nd)

Year Champion Subchampion Scoreboard Fronton
1993 Beloki Irazola 22-10 Anoeta

[5]

Personal life

Rubén Beloki lived in Burlada until 29. After his marriage moved to Gorraiz, were he lives with his wife and three children. A square and a fronton in the town are named after him. [6]

Sources

  1. ^ Beloki Information at Manista.com
  2. ^ Beloki stats at Asegarce
  3. ^ 1st Hand-Pelota Championships, Spanish Wikipedia
  4. ^ Rubén Beloki, Spanish Wikipedia
  5. ^ 2nd Hand-pelota Cahmpionships, Spanish Wikipedia
  6. ^ "A Burlada le Falta espacio para poder respirar" - Diario de Navarra (Navarra Newspaper Article) [1]

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