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Hamburg 2018: Spain name men’s team

Wheelchair basketballers go for more history after historic Paralympic silver 27 Jul 2018
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male wheelchair basketball players Alejandro and Pablo Zarzuela challenge a US player for the ball

Pablo (L) and Alejandro (R) Zarzuela helped Spain win an historic silver medal at Rio 2016

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By Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Discapacidad Física and IPC

Twin brothers Alejandro and Pablo Zarzuela headline the 12-man squad for Paralympic silver medallists Spain at the 2018 Wheelchair Basketball World Championships in Hamburg, Germany.

The Zarzuelas, along with teammates Agustín Alejos, Amadou Diallo, Asier Garcia, David Mouriz, Jesús Romero, Jordi Ruiz and Dani Stix, made history at Rio 2016 by becoming the first Spanish side to win a Paralympic wheelchair basketball medal.

Alejandro finished as joint top-scorer in the Rio final with 20 points.

Six of the squad are also veterans of the 2014 Worlds team, where Spain recorded their best finish of fourth place.

Teenagers Pablo Lavandeira and Pincho Ortega round out the team. Both were part of the 2017 European Championships side and are up and coming talents to watch on the court.

Spain were drawn in Pool D with Argentina, Australia and Netherlands, and tip off against defending world champions Australia on 18 August.

Spain team in full

Dani Stix (1.5)

Pablo Zarzuela (3.0)

Fran Lara (1.0)

Alejandro Zarzuela (3.0)

Amadou Diallo (3.0)

Jordi Ruiz (2.5)

Asier García (4.0)

David Mouriz (2.5)

Jesús Romero (3.0)

Pablo Lavandeira (1.0)

Pincho Ortega (4.0)

Agustín Alejos (4.5)