Abel Vázquez

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Abel Vázquez Cortijo
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Judo

Abel Vázquez Cortijo is a judo athlete from Spain who has represented Spain at the 2011 and 2013 IPC European Championships, and the 2008 and 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Vázquez is vision impaired,[1] and is from Seville.[2][3] He completed a Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sport. In 2013, he was attending Pablo de Olavide University in Seville where he was working on completing a Masters of Teaching in Secondary Education.[4]

Judo[edit]

Vázquez won a bronze medal at the 2011 European Championships[1][2] held in Crawley, England.[3] In October 2011, he competed in a regional Spanish national vision impaired judo event in Guadalajara.[5] In November 2013, he competed in the Open Judo Tournament Guadalajara.[1] The 2013 IPC European Judo Championships were held in early December in Eger, Hungary, and he competed in them.[2][6][7][8] He came away with a silver medal[9][10][11][12][13][14] in the less than 81 kilogram group.[15] He competed against Ukrainian Olexandr Kosinov for the bronze medal.[3] The national team, coached by Vicente Arolas, treated the event as preparation for the 2016 Summer Paralympics.[3] In 2013, he was one of seven Paralympic sportspeople to get a 2013/2014 "Iberdrola Foundation Scholarship" that was awarded by the Spanish Paralympic Committee, Iberdrola Foundation, the Spanish Sports Council and the Spanish Ministry of Social Services and Equality. It provided him with €490 a month for the ten academic months of the year.[4][16]

Paralympics[edit]

Vázquez competed in judo at the 2008 Summer Paralympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics.[1][2][17] In London, he finished in fourth place after losing in the bronze medal match.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "El diario de Alhaurín de la Torre" (in Spanish). Spain: diariolatorre.es. 2007-08-02. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Abel Vázquez se alzó con la medalla de plata en el Campeonato de Europa paralímpico — content deportivo" (in Spanish). Spain: Estadiodeportivo.com. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Siete deportistas paralímpicos reciben las 'Becas fundación Iberdrola'" (in Spanish). Spain: El Confidencial. 3 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Spain: Servimedia.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Carmen Herrera y Mónica Merenciano lucharán en Hungría por conquistar el Campeonato de Europa de Judo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "El coruñés Adrián Rodríguez, hasta Hungría por un sueño — La Opinión A Coruña" (in Spanish). Spain: Laopinioncoruna.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Deportes. carmen herrera y mónica merenciano lucharán en hungría por conquistar el campeonato de europa de judo paralímpico — EcoDiario.es" (in Spanish). Spain: Ecodiario.eleconomista.es. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Deportes. espana finaliza con cuatro medallas el campeonato de europa de judo paralímpico — EcoDiario.es" (in Spanish). Spain: Ecodiario.eleconomista.es. 2013-12-07. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Abel Vázquez conquista la medalla de plata en el Campeonato de Europa de Judo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: Lavozlibre.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "España termina con cuatro medallas en los Europeos de Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: Mundodeportivo.com. 2013-12-21. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  11. ^ "El sevillano Abel Vázquez, plata en el Campeonato de Europa" (in Spanish). Spain: Eldesmarque.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  12. ^ R. C. Valencia. "Mónica Merenciano se vuelve con un bronce de Hungría" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "España cierra su participación en Hungría con cuatro medallas" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  14. ^ "Abel Vázquez, plata en el Europeo de Judo" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Susana Rodríguez recibe una beca de la Fundación Iberdrola". Atlantico.net. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Frecuenciadigital.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  17. ^ "Primer oro y tres bronces mĂĄs para EspaĂąa, debuta la tinerfeĂąa Michelle Alonso" (in Spanish). Spain: Diario de Avisos. Retrieved December 24, 2013.