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Martin Parejo Maza

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Raul Gracia

Further personal information

Residence
Mollet, ESP
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Higher education
Psychology - International University of La Rioja: Logroño, ESP

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried the sport at age six in Barcelona, Spain.
Why this sport?
He initially played football but switched to athletics once his vision started to deteriorate.
Club / Team
Club Atletic Mollet: Spain
Name of coach
Raul Gracia [personal], ESP, from 2020
Training Regime
He trains in Mollet, Spain.

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Spain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Christchurch, NZL

General interest

Most influential person in career
Spanish Para athlete Xavi Porras. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Hero / Idol
Coach Miguel Torralba. (Athlete, 17 Jul 2017)
Injuries
He was affected by a sprained ankle for four weeks in 2015. (Facebook profile, 04 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
He received the 2014 Nit de L'Esport Award from the council of Martorelles, Spain. (Facebook profile, 09 Mar 2015)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 30 Dec 2020)
Impairment
His vision impairment is the result of retinoblastoma, a form of cancer that affects the retina. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Other information
POSITIVE POSTPONEMENT
He believed that the postponement of the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo benefited him as it gave him more time to work with his new coach and guide Raul Gracia. "The postponement was good news for me because I changed coach and guide in 2020 and it gives us one more year to adapt to each other. I had a long-distance relationship with my previous coach and, after participating in the 2019 world championships in Dubai, I decided to make a change and train with somebody in person. Raul knows my town and club well and he was also a jumper, but getting used to so many changes is a long process, so the extra year will benefit me greatly." (vallesvisio.cat, 17 Dec 2020; 08centvint.cat, 21 Apr 2020)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2011-01-24 1
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 2011-01-27 3
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final 2011-01-28 6
Men's Long Jump F11 Final 2011-01-29 5
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump F11 Final Round 2012-09-04 8
Men's Triple Jump F11 Final Round 2012-09-06 10
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 5 2012-09-07 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Semifinal 1 2013-07-22 4
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2013-07-23 4
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2013-07-25 11
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 99
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2013-07-27 6
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Semifinal 3 2015-10-22 6
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 3 2015-10-22 7
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2015-10-27 10
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 1 2015-10-30 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2015-10-31 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Jump T11 Final Round 2016-09-08 10
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 4 2016-09-10 3
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Heat 2 2016-09-12 9999
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m T11 Heat 2 2017-07-15 8
Men's Long Jump T11 Final 1 2017-07-16 5
Men's 4x100 m T11-13 Final 1 2017-07-23 9999