Francisco Sánchez Lara

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Francisco Sanchez Lara
ONCE v Getafe, Madrid, November 9, 2013 A 08.JPG
Sanchez (12) getting assistance getting back in his wheelchair during a 2013 game for ONCE against Getafe
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1989-08-11) August 11, 1989 (age 24)
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Wheelchair basketball

Francisco Sanchez Lara (born August 11, 1989) is a wheelchair basketball player from Spain. He represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics as a member of Spain men's national wheelchair basketball team.

Personal[edit]

Sanchez was born on August 11, 1989 in Castilla — La Mancha and continued to reside there in 2012.[1] In 2012, he had a sports scholarship from the Castilla-La Mancha Olímpica (CLAMO) program run by the regional government.[2]

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

Sanchez is a guard,[3] and a 1 point player.[4]

National team[edit]

Sanchez was selected for the national team's Paralympic campaign by Oscar Trigo in 2011.[5] His selection to represent Spain at the 2011 European Championships was made in March.[6][7] The championship was held in Turkey.[7] He was one of 25 players to participate in a January 2012 team training camp.[5][8] He was chosen for the 2012 team ahead of Jonatan Soria and José Luis Robles.[9]

Sanchez competed in wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.[2] It was the first time the Spanish national team had qualified for the Paralympics in 16 years.[10] In London, he was coached by Oscar Trigo.[11] His team finished fifth overall.[10] Following the Games, he was congratulated by Castilian-La Mancha's Minister of Education, Culture and Sports, Martial Marin.[12]

Sanchez was a member of the national team at the 2013 European Championships. His team finished with a bronze medal after defeating Sweden.[13][14]

Club[edit]

In 2009, Sanchez played for Fuhnpaiin-Peraleda de Toledo.[3][15] In 2010 and 2011, he played for Fundación Grupo Norte. He played a key role in guiding the team to a league title in the 2010/2011 season and in assisting the team in being runners up in the Copa del Rey.[5] During the 2011/2012 season, he played for CID Casa Murcia Getafe.[9] In 2013, he played club wheelchair basketball for Padova Millenium.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in (Spanish)). Csd.gob.es. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ a b 7014 (2013-11-18). "Marín: "Los deportistas paralímpicos castellano-manchegos nos han dado una lección de superación" - Noticias de Albacete" (in (Spanish)). La Cerca. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Trabajada victoria de España ante Holanda" (in (Spanish)). MARCA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b c "El Fundación Grupo Norte aporta cuatro jugadores para los Juegos Paralímpicos — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). ABC.es. 2011-12-21. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  6. ^ "Publicada la lista para el Europeo de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas" (in (Spanish)). Acb.Com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Solidaridad Digital - ¡A por el oro!" (in (Spanish)). Solidaridaddigital.es. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  8. ^ "El Valladolid regresa al trabajo con ganas y empuje — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in (Spanish)). ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  9. ^ a b "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. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "El baloncesto en silla de Ruedas ha experimentado una evolución espectacular" (in (Spanish)). Diario La Comarca de Puertollano. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marín: "Los deportistas paralímpicos castellano-manchegos nos han dado una lección de superación" – Juegos paralímpicos – Noticias, última hora, vídeos y fotos de Juegos paralímpicos en lainformacion.com" (in (Spanish)). Noticias.lainformacion.com. 2012-09-15. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  13. ^ a b "España, bronce en el Europeo de baloncesto en silla de ruedas" (in (Spanish)). 20minutos.es. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  14. ^ "España comienza con victoria el Europeo de silla de ruedas de Alemania" (in (Spanish)). MARCA.com. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  15. ^ "Solidaridad Digital - ¡A por el oro!" (in (Spanish)). Solidaridaddigital.es. 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2013-11-28.