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Jose Antonio Exposito Pineiro

Athletics
1

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Intellectual impairment
Classification
T20

Further personal information

Family
Wife Silvia Castro and two children
Residence
Águilas, ESP
Occupation
Athlete, Public Servant
Languages
Spanish

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in school.
Why this sport?
He used to play basketball at school, but the physical education teacher saw his potential in athletics and convinced him to change.

International debut

Year
1996
Competing for
Spain

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (laverdad.es, 04 Sep 2012)
Most influential person in career
His parents, and his first coach Juan de Dios Torregrosa. (laverdad.es, 09 Sep 2012)
Hero / Idol
US sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis. (Athlete, 27 Jan 2011)
Injuries
Injury meant he was unable to compete at the 2015 European Indoor Championships in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, and the 2013 World Championships in Lyon, France. (carefisioterapia.blogspot.com.es, 25 Mar 2015; marca.com, 18 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2014 he was presented with the Olympic Spirit Prize by the Athletics Federation of Murcia in Spain. (laopiniondemurcia.es, 16 Nov 2014)

He was received a Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit of Spain in 2013. (laopiniondemurcia.es, 11 Nov 2013; regiondigital.com, 29 Oct 2013)

He was the flag bearer for Spain at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (laverdad.es, 14 Sep 2012)
Other sports
He has competed in able-bodied athletics. (laverdad.es, 09 Sep 2012)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works for the city council in Aguilas, Spain. (Twitter profile, 02 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F20 Final 2011-01-26 1
Men's Shot Put F20 Final 2011-01-29 7
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 2011-06-26 1
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F20 Final Round 2012-09-04 1
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T20 Final 1 2015-10-24 11