Spanish Paralympic Committee set Rio 2016 athlete criteria

The criteria was approved at the Spanish Paralympic Committee’s General Assembly. 11 Jul 2015
Teresa Perales

Teresa Perales

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By NPC Spain

On 26 June the General Assembly of the Spanish Paralympic Committee (CPE) approved the criteria that athletes must meet in the 22 sports to be selected as members of the Spanish Paralympic Team for Rio 2016 Paralympics Games.

The meeting, held at the headquarters of the Higher Sports Council in Madrid, was attended by swimmer Teresa Perales who has recently joined the highest governing body of the Spanish Paralympic Committee and represents the Spanish Sports Federation for Persons with Physical Disabilities (FEDDF). She replaces the former athletes’ representative Esther Morales who is also a swimmer.

Francisco Jose Maldonado, the new Secretary General of the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Blind (FEDC), was also part of the Assembly.

The qualification criteria for Spanish athletes for Rio 2016 has been established by the sports federations responsible for each of the 22 Paralympic sports, in collaboration with the Spanish Paralympic Committee.

The criteria includes minimum results, international ranking and other requirements that athletes much achieve in order to be considered for next year’s Paralympics.

At the General Assembly, the governing body also reviewed and approved the 2014 annual accounts 2014, as well as the Social Report for that year. The forecasting and compliance of income and expenditure for the 2013-2016 cycle was analysed.