ATHLETICS • Javier Conde (physical disability) • Six world records. • Seven gold medals. • One silver medal.
BOCCIA Santiago Pesquera (cerebral quadriplegy): • Sidney one silver medal. He was proclaimed champion of the world.
SWIMMING Xavier Torres Personal Winning • Barcelona '92 Paralympic Games. Barcelona (Spain).- 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.- 1 World Record. • Atlanta '96 Paralympic Championship. Atlanta (Georgia - USA).· 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medals.· 1 World Record. • Sydney '2000 Paralympic Championship. Sydney (New South Wales).· 3 Gold and 1 Bronze medals.· 3 World Records
City of born: Palma, Mallorca Disability: Congenital amputation of four limbs. Job: Swimmer and Tv commentars. Manager: Leo Iglesias. Coach: Llorenç Canyelles. Maria Castanyer. Esperanza Álvarez. Joan Carles Gregorio. Toni Pomar (he is the actuallity coach). Studies: Teacher of Sport Activities in the Balearic Islands University and others. His family, enviroment and sport, have helped him on fighting versus any kind of trauma. Xavi Torres began to swim almost like a therapy, in the water he used to feel better, to feel free, with more movement anc coordination. In school, he never felt like being different, he used to be as normal as the rest of the people in his class. BIOGRAPHY
CYCLING Javier Otxoa. • Athens Silver and bronze medals.
FOOTBALL Adolfo Acosta Rodríquez (blind) • One bronze medal.
GOAL BALL Roberto Abenia • He won a bronze medal.
TABLE TENNIS Jordi Morales: -Physical disability • Athens Bronze medal.
SHOOTING Manuel Candela • He has taken part in three Paralympic Games.
ARCHERY José Marín • He took part in the last Paralympic Games.
POWER LIFTING Antonio Arranz: • He took part in the Athens Paralympic Games.
TENNIS Bárbara Vidal -physical and tetraplejic disability. • She competed indivudual or equipment.
FENCING Gemma Hassen-Bey (physical disability) • Barcelona: two bronze medals. Atlanta: one bronze medal
SAILING José Maria Lastra -mental disability • He took part in the 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games.
JUDO David García -blind • He participed in Sidney Paralympic Games and won a silver medal.
HORSE RIDING Sonia Villalba -cerebral disability • She has won a Spanish competition of horse riding.
BASKETBALL Álvaro Mora -physical disability • He is a pivot.
NORDIC SKI Carmen García -blind • She has won three modalities in the World Competition in Canada.
ALPINE SKI Eric Villalón • He won four gold medals.
IN OUR CENTER • Activities: • Swimming, every one once a week. • Horse riding, every one once a month. • Physiotherapy only physical disabilities.