Diego de Paz

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is de Paz and the second or maternal family name is Pazo.
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Wheelchair basketball

Diego de Paz Pazo (born September 25, 1971 in Sevilla) is a wheelchair basketball athlete from Spain.

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

He is 4 point wheelchair basketball player.

National team[edit]

He played wheelchair basketball at the 1996 Summer Paralympics.[1][2] His selection to represent Spain at the 2011 European Championships was made in March.[3] He was chosen for the 2012 team ahead of Jonatan Soria and José Luis Robles.[4] He played wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. His team was fifth. They beat Germany 67-48 to finish fifth.[1] It was the first time the Spanish national team had qualified for the Paralympics in 16 years.[5] In London, he was coached by Oscar Trigo.[6] His team finished fifth overall.[5] He played in the game against South Africa and Germany.[7] He scored 11 points in the game against the United States.[8][9] In the Paralympics, he ranks 9th in history in the total number of three point shots made at the Games.[10] Following the conclusion of the London Games, he retired from international competition. He cried openly on court following his last game.[11]

Club[edit]

In 2011, he played for Once Andalucía.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  2. ^ 25 de septiembre de 2011. 00:00h Redacción.  Madrid. "Histórica medalla de bronce del equipo español de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas en el Campeonato de Europa — La Razón digital" (in Spanish). Larazon.es. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Publicada la lista para el Europeo de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas" (in Spanish). Acb.Com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Soria y Robles se caen de la lista de convocados para los Juegos Paralímpicos — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Lo Ăşltimo de lo Ăşltimo — Jaume LlambĂ Riera, jugador de la selecciĂłn espaĂąola de baloncesto nos habla de los obstĂĄculos diarios que encuentra en Madrid — Entrevistas y Reportajes" (in Spanish). Loultimodeloultimo.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  6. ^ "El baloncesto en silla de Ruedas ha experimentado una evolución espectacular" (in Spanish). Diario La Comarca de Puertollano. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Página Oficial del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Paralimpicos.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  8. ^ Posted Sep 5, 2012 (2012-09-05). "Wheelchair basketball alumni prepare for Paralympics quarterfinals — Athletic Department — The Shorthorn". M.theshorthorn.com. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  9. ^ RTVE.es . "España roza la victoria contra Estados Unidos en baloncesto paralímpico" (in Spanish). RTVE.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  10. ^ "Country". Spitfirechallenge.ca. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Londres 2012 termina con Coldplay, Rihanna y 42 medallas para el equipo español" (in Spanish). eltelescopiodigital. Retrieved 2013-12-01.