Gerard Descarrega Puigdevall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Descarrega  and the second or maternal family name is Puigdevall.
Gerard Descarrega Puigdevall
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1994-05-02) May 2, 1994 (age 20)
Reus, Tarragona
Sport
Country  Spain
Sport Track and field (T12)

Gerard Descarrega Puigdevall (born May 2, 1994 in Reus, Tarragona) is a Paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T11. He has a visual impairment, and has represented Spain at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

Personal[edit]

Descarrega was born May 2, 1994 in Reus, Tarragona. He has a visual impairment.[1] In December 2013, he attended an event marking Spanish insurance company Santa Lucía Seguros becoming a sponsor of the Spanish Paralympic Committee, and consequently Plan ADOP which funds high performance Spanish disability sport competitors. He chose to attend the event because he wanted to show support for this type of sponsorship.[2] In December 2013, he participated in an event related to Spain's constitution day at the Municipal Sports Centre Moratalaz in Madrid.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Descarrega is a Paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T11.

The 2011 Spanish National Adaptive Athletics Championships were held in Valencia and Descarrega competed in them.[4] He competed at the 2011 IPC World Athletics Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand where he finished third in the 400 meter race.[1][5][6][7] He also competed in the men's visually impaired 4x100 meter relay with Xavier Porras (T11), Martín Parejo Maza (T11), and Maximiliano Óscar Rodríguez Magi (T12) who finished in Spanish record national time of 45.45 seconds while earning a bronze medal in the event.[8][9][10] In 2012, he was a recipient of a Plan ADO €18,000 athlete scholarship with a €3,000 reserve and a €2,500 coaching scholarship.[11][11] Prior to the start of the London Games, he trained with several other visually impaired Spanish track and field athletes in Logroño.[12] He competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, England where he finished fourth in the 400 meter race.[1][5][11] He failed to make the finals in the 100 meters.[13] In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.[14] He was a member of the men's 4x100 meter relay team along with Maxi Rodríguez, Xavi Porras and Martín Parejo Maza. The team qualified for the final after setting the best time in their semi-final race.[15][16][17]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "RSC.-La aseguradora 'santalucía' renueva su compromiso con el Plan ADOP" (in Spanish). Spain: Europapress.es. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Los atletas paralímpicos Gerard Descarrega y Lorenzo Albaladejo celebran el DĂ­a de la ConstituciĂłn con escolares madrileñąos" (in Spanish). Spain: dxtadaptado.com. December 13, 2013. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cuatro records en Valencia en el Nacional de Atletismo" (in Spanish). Spain: Superdeporte. June 16, 2011. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Michelle Alonso logra un oro y un récord histórico para la natación canaria" (in Spanish). Spain: El Dia. September 7, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  6. ^ "España alcanza las trece medallas en el Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico de Nueva Zelanda (print view)" (in Spanish). Spain: CanariasNoticias.es. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Cuatro medallas más para el Equipo Paralímpico Español en el Mundial de Atletismo de Nueva Zelanda — Atletismo — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Bronce para España en relevos de discapacitados visuales durante el Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: cronica social. January 27, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Atletismo.- El relevo masculino 4x100 logra el bronce en los Mundiales Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Deportes Online. January 11, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "El 4x100 masculino español consigue la medalla de bronce" (in Spanish). Spain: MARCA.com. 2011-01-27. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Becas A Entrenadores Del Plan Adop 2012" (in Spanish). Madrid, Spain. 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Atletas paralímpicos con discapacidad visual se entrenan en Logroño — Canal de Vídeos de" (in Spanish). Spain: Larioja.com. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sara Martínez logra otro diploma paralímpico en salto de longitud — Atletismo — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  14. ^ "Antonio Andújar y José Martínez Morote competirán en Francia en el Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico | El Pueblo de Albacete diario digital" (in Spanish). Spain: Elpueblodealbacete.com. Retrieved July 24, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Quinto puesto de José María Pámpano Campeonato del Mundo de Atletismo Paralímpico en los 800 metros — Comité Paralímpico Español — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  16. ^ "José Pampano, quinto en la final de los 800 metros de los Mundiales Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Lavozlibre.com. Retrieved December 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ Grupo El Correo Gallego (2013-03-22). "Tres deportistas gallegos competirán en el Campeonato de Espańa de Atletismo Paralímpico" (in Spanish). Spain: Elcorreogallego.es. Retrieved December 25, 2013.