Jesús Miguel Rollán

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Jesús Miguel Rollán Prada (born April 4, 1968 in Madrid , † March 11, 2006 in La Garriga , province of Barcelona ) was a Spanish water polo player . He was considered one of the best goalkeepers of all time. As a member of the Spanish national team , he was two-time world champion and 1996 Olympic champion in Atlanta.

Rollán took part in a total of five Olympic Games between 1988 and 2004. In 1992 he won the silver medal with the Spanish national team in Barcelona , the so-called Dream Team was Olympic champion at the Olympic Games in Atlanta . In the mid-1990s, the team rose to the best team in the world with Rollán in the gate. At the swimming world championships in 1998 and 2001 , the Spaniards won the world championship. In 2004 Rollán announced his retirement from active competitive sport.

Rollán died on March 11, 2006 after throwing himself onto the street from a terrace of the swimming pool in La Garriga. He was being treated for depression ; the Spanish Olympic Committee had paid for the treatment. He left his wife Leticia and a daughter.

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