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ZAPATA Rayderley
Spain
ESP
Title
Mr
Lastname
ZAPATA
Firstname
Rayderley
Gender
male
Country
Spain
Place of birth
Santo Domingo
Year of birth
1993 (28 y.o.)
Discipline(s)
Men's Artistic Gymnastics
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Nickname
Ray (lanzarotedeportiva.com, 10 Aug 2018)
Occupation
Athlete
Family
Partner Susana, daughter Olympia [2021]
Spoken languages
Spanish
Club
TuS Vinnhorst [Germany]
Coach
Benjamin Bango [national]; Fernando Siscar [national]
International senior debut
2014 for Spain, World Cup (elpais.com, 11 Jun 2015)
Injuries
In August 2020 he underwent ankle surgery to remove bone fragments that caused him pain when vaulting. He returned to training after one month. (elpais.com, 20 Sep 2020; mundodeportivo.com, 25 Aug 2020)

In September 2017 he tore his right Achilles tendon while warming up for the final of the floor exercise at the 2017 World Cup event in Paris, France. The injury ruled him out for nine months. (as.com, 03 Apr 2019; marca.com, 05 Jun 2018; as.com, 18 Sep 2017)
Start sporting career
He took up gymnastics at age 11 in Lanzarote, Spain. (marca.com, 16 Apr 2015)
Reason for taking up the sport
He saw one of his sister's friends practising and decided he wanted to try the sport. (mundodeportivo.com, 20 Jun 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (elpais.com, 02 Aug 2021)
Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the floor event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (elpais.com, 02 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Spanish gymnast Gervasio Deferr. (avancedeportivo.es, 26 Jun 2015)
Philosophy / Motto
"I wake up at 06:30 in the morning to go to train because I want to be the best." (elpais.com, 02 Aug 2021)
Additional information
General
MOVE TO SPAIN
Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at age nine he moved to Lanzarote, Spain. "My mother decided to relocate to improve our quality of life. She arrived in the Canary Islands because she had some relatives in Lanzarote and they told her good things. She then took us all there." (elpais.com, 02 Aug 2021, 11 Jun 2015; cronicasdelanzarote.es, 25 Jun 2018)

Last update : 2021-10-04

Olympic Games

2021 - Games of the XXXII Olympiad TOKYO (JPN)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.933
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
15.041

2016 - Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
92
Score Qualif.
15.083 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
15.083
Test Events Olympic Games

2016 - Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
82
Score Qualif.
57.266 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
14.200
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.400
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
23
Score Qualif.
14.533
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
76
Score Qualif.
13.633
Team
Rank Final
6
Score Final
342.725
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
World Championships

2018 - 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships DOHA (QAT)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
186
Score Qualif.
41.599 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
14.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
52
Score Qualif.
13.466
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
241.261

2015 - 46th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
215
Score Qualif.
56.865 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
15.200
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
15.266
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
14.633
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
185
Score Qualif.
12.933
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
340.758

2014 - 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships NANNING (CHN)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
162
Score Qualif.
69.799 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.900
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.566
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
189
Score Qualif.
13.000
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
14.866
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
116
Score Qualif.
13.800
Horizontal Bar
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
188
Score Qualif.
12.200
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
336.760
World Cup qualifying for OG

2021 - FIG Apparatus World Cup 2020-21 DOHA (QAT)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.933
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.600
Vault
Rank Final
8
Score Final
13.566
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.016

2020 - FIG World Cup 2020 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.033
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.066

2019 - 44th Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.100
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
27
Score Qualif.
12.966
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
22
Score Qualif.
6.716

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 DOHA (QAT)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
14.433
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
14.200
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
21
Score Qualif.
13.400

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 BAKU (AZE)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.500
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
14.033
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.366
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
28
Score Qualif.
13.383

2019 - FIG World Cup 2019 MELBOURNE (AUS)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.500
Rank Qualif.
2
Score Qualif.
14.225

2018 - 43rd Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
33
Score Qualif.
12.100
World / Challenge Cup

2021 - FIG World Challenge Cup OSIJEK (CRO)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.650
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.650
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
19
Score Qualif.
13.600

2019 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.550
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.850
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
10
Score Qualif.
13.900
Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.775
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.650

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup PARIS (FRA)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.550
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.600
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
13.450

2018 - FIG World Challenge Cup GUIMARAES (POR)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.100
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
13.750
Still Rings
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.100
Rank Qualif.
8
Score Qualif.
13.800
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
24
Score Qualif.
11.950

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup - 20th Internationaux de France 2017 PARIS (FRA)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.800

2017 - FIG World Challenge Cup 2017 SZOMBATHELY (HUN)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
14
Score Qualif.
13.333

2017 - FIG World Cup 2017 AGF Trophy BAKU (AZE)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
16
Score Qualif.
12.500
Still Rings
Rank Final
8
Score Final
9.666
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
13.266

2016 - 41st Turnier der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
2
Score Final
15.166
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.400
Vault
Rank Final
5
Score Final
13.883
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.016

2015 - 39th Turnier der Meister World Challenge Cup 2015 COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
4
Score Final
14.800
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
14.625
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
13.950

2014 - 38th Turnier Der Meister World Challenge Cup 2014 COTTBUS (GER)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.633
Vault
Rank Final
3
Score Final
14.662
Rank Qualif.
5
Score Qualif.
14.583
Continental Championships

2019 - 8th European Individual Championships SZCZECIN (POL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
125
Score Qualif.
14.700 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.466
Rank Qualif.
4
Score Qualif.
14.700

2018 - 33rd Senior European Championships GLASGOW (GBR)

All-Around
Rank Final
114
Score Final
28.333 
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
7
Score Final
12.966
Rank Qualif.
3
Score Qualif.
14.533

2017 - 7th European Individual Championships CLUJ NAPOCA (ROU)

Floor Exercise
Rank Final
6
Score Final
14.300
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
14.800

2016 - 32nd European Championships 2016 BERN (SUI)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
142
Score Qualif.
14.700 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
11
Score Qualif.
14.700
Team
Rank Final
8
Score Final
244.695
Rank Qualif.
7
Score Qualif.
255.304

2015 - 6th European Individual Championships 2015 MONTPELLIER (FRA)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
105
Score Qualif.
28.608 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
5
Score Final
14.900
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.008
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
47
Score Qualif.
13.600

2014 - European Championships 2014 SOFIA (BUL)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
126
Score Qualif.
29.599 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
17
Score Qualif.
14.566
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
6
Score Qualif.
15.033
Team
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
247.294
Multisport Events / Games

2015 - 1st European Games Baku 2015 BAKU (AZE)

All-Around
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
74
Score Qualif.
54.766 
Floor Exercise
Rank Final
1
Score Final
15.333
Rank Qualif.
1
Score Qualif.
15.300
Still Rings
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
35
Score Qualif.
13.333
Vault
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
13
Score Qualif.
13.666
Parallel Bars
Rank Final
-
Score Final
-
Rank Qualif.
75
Score Qualif.
12.100
Team
Rank Final
7
Score Final
171.430
Rank Qualif.
-
Score Qualif.
-