Ignacio Ávila

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Ignacio Ávila
Medal record
Track and field (T12)
Competitor for  Spain
Paralympic Games
Silver 2000 Sydney 4x400m - T13
Gold 2004 Athens 800m - T12
Bronze 2008 Beijing 1500m - T13
Ignacio Ávila (number 8) in the men's 1500 metres T13 final at the 2008 Summer Paralympics

Ignacio Ávila is a Paralympian athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T12 middle distance events.

Personal[edit]

He is from the Catalan region of Spain.[1]

Athletics[edit]

He medalled at the 2009 IBSA European Championships in Greece.[1] He competed at the 2011 World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand where he won a medal.[1] Competing at the Brazil hosted IBSA World Games, he earned a medal.[1] From the Catalan region of Spain, he was a recipient of a 2012 Plan ADO scholarship.[2]

Paralympics[edit]

He competed in the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. There he won a silver medal in the men's 4 x 400 metre relay — T13 event, went out in the first round of the men's 200 metres — T12 event and finished fourth in the men's 400 metres — T12 event. He also competed at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece. There he won a gold medal in the men's 800 metres — T12 event, finished fourth in the men's 400 metres — T12 event and finished sixth in the men's 1500 metres — T13 event. He also competed at the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, China. There he won a bronze medal in the men's 1500 metres — T13 event and finished fourth in the men's 800 metres — T12 event.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Atletas ciegos preparan en Logroño su participación en Londres 2012 — Web de la ONCE" (in Spanish). Once.es. 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Observatori Català de l'Esport OCE INEFC" (in Spanish). Observatoridelesport.cat. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ignacio Avila's profile on paralympic.org