Ismael García Moreno

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Ismael Garcia Moreno
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1975-04-27) April 27, 1975 (age 39)
Country  Spain
Sport Wheelchair basketball

Ismael Garcia Moreno (born April 27, 1975) 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.


Garcia was born on April 27, 1975 in the Canary Islands. In 2012, he lived in Madrid.[1] In November 2013, he participated in a program run by the Programa ADOP Empleo to train Paralympic athletes in developing business communication and entrepreneurship skills.[2]

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

Garcia is a power forward,[3] and 4 point player.[4]

National team[edit]

Garcia was part of the team that competed at the 2009 European Championships. He was one of the major factors in keeping Spain competitive against Germany during the competition, finishing the game as the team's second leading scorer.[5] His selection to represent Spain at the 2011 European Championships was made in March.[6]

Garcia competed in wheelchair basketball at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.[7] It was the first time the Spanish national team had qualified for the Paralympics in 16 years.[8] In London, he was coached by Oscar Trigo.[9] His team finished fifth overall.[8] He played in the opening game against Italy, which his team won.[7] When Rafael Muino Gamez broke his wheel in the game against Italy, Garcia brought him a replacement wheel.[10] In London, he made one 3 pointer.[11] He was a member of the national team at the 2013 European Championships. His team finished with a bronze medal after defeating Sweden.[12][13]


In 2009, Garcia played for Sandra Gran Canaria.[3][14] In 2011, he played for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria BSR.[6] In 2013, he played club wheelchair basketball in Spain for Fundación Grupo Norte. On the way to an away game against Amiab, the team's transport broke 40 km from the game. His team lost the game despite leading the game for the first three quarters. He scored 9 points in the game.[15] He also played for BSR Ace Gran Canaria.[12]


  1. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  2. ^ "Jon santacana, david casinos y xavi torres, entre los paralímpicos que asistirán a una jornada para potenciar sus habilidades de comunicación" (in Spanish). 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  3. ^ a b "Trabajada victoria de España ante Holanda" (in Spanish). 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). Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  5. ^ "España acaricia los cuartos del Europeo en Silla de Ruedas" (in Spanish). 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  6. ^ a b "Publicada la lista para el Europeo de Baloncesto en Silla de Ruedas" (in Spanish). Acb.Com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Página Oficial del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  8. ^ 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). Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  9. ^ "El baloncesto en silla de Ruedas ha experimentado una evolución espectacular" (in Spanish). Diario La Comarca de Puertollano. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Joanna Ruck and Steven Bloor. "Paralympics 2012: Wednesday 29 August — live picture blog | Sport". Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Country". Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  12. ^ a b "España, bronce en el Europeo de baloncesto en silla de ruedas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  13. ^ "España comienza con victoria el Europeo de silla de ruedas de Alemania" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  14. ^ "Solidaridad Digital - ¡A por el oro!" (in Spanish). 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2013-11-28. 
  15. ^ Guillermo Sanz (2013-11-03). "62-70: Un tercer cuarto mágico anula al Amiab". Retrieved 2013-11-25.