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SAAVEDRA Juan Antonio
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Spain   
GenderMen
Age44
Place of BirthPontevedra, ESP
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1, SH2
Further Personal Information
Residence
Pontevedra, ESP
Occupation
Finance
Languages
Spanish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began shooting in 1991.
Why this sport?
He played handball before his amputation and wanted to remain involved in sport after his operation. He was introduced to shooting by his uncle at age 17.
Name of coach
Miguel Angel Virumbrales [national]
Handedness
Right
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth." (Facebook profile, 13 Aug 2016)
Famous relatives
His brother Pablo represented Spain in swimming at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. (marca.com, 04 Sep 2012)
Impairment
At age 15 part of his left arm was amputated as the result of cancer. (marca.com, 04 Sep 2012)
Other information
OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as president of the Olympic Shooting Club Lucero in Pontevedra, Spain. (tiroalcorcon.com, 15 May 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2004 Air Rifle Prone SH2 704.1
20 2004 Air Rifle Standing SH2 586
7 2012 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 704.3
15 2012 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 596
2 2012 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 694.6
Qualification 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 632.2
Qualification 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 613.9
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
22 2006 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
20 2006 R5 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH2  
13 2010 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1  
25 2010 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  
26 2014 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.5
53 2014 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 607.9
21 2014 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 605.4
11 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 614.8
27 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 626.9
World Cup (Osijek)
Rank Year Event Result
35 2015 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 615.6
16 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 628.7
2 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 205.4
6 2015 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 124.6
8 2015 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 80.4
19 2016 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.2
1 2016 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 207.0
11 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 627.7
7 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 139.7
1 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 248.1
46 2018 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 618.1
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2013 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 81.9
14 2013 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2 622.1
4 2013 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 163.0
World Ranking (2018/01/01)
Rank Year Event Result
17 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
17 2018 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1  
International Shooting Competition of Hannover
Rank Year Event Result
6 2017 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1 163.5
10 2017 R3 - 10m Air Rifle Prone SH1 634.3
  2017 R4 - 10m Air Rifle Standing SH2  DNS