- Category : 1968-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (8)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Maya 4
Spanish athlete, national champion of handball, noted family member and exponent of the Basque national party.
Born in Basque country in Spain, Urdangarin was the son of a bank director. He won several handball championships playing for FC Barcelona, and during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, he played for the Spanish national team and won a Bronze medal. He led the national team one last time during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, prior to retiring from the sport.
During the 1996 Atlanta Games, the tall, handsome Urdangarin met and fell in love with Princess Cristina of Spain. They married on 10/04/1997, 11:30 a.m., Barcelona, Spain. They settled in Barcelona, where Cristina works for the cultural foundation for the Caixa Savings Bank. Their son Juan was born in 1998 and a second child in 2000.