Joan Munar Martínez

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Munar and the second or maternal family name is Martínez.
Joan Munar Martínez
Personal information
Nationality Spanish
Born (1996-02-01) February 1, 1996 (age 18)
Balearic Islands, Spain
Country  Spain
Sport Track and field (T13)

Joan Munar Martínez (born February 1, 1996 in Ciudad Real, Spain) is a Paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T13 track and field events. He has a vision impairment.[1]


Munar was born February 1, 1996 in Ciudad Real, Spain. He has a vision impairment.[1] He lived in the Baleric Islands.[2]


Munar is a Paralympic T13 track and field athlete.[1] He does not race with a sighted guide.[3][4]

Munar has won the Mallorca Athletics Region Championship.[5] In 2011, he won the Spanish national championship.[5] He competed at the 2012 IPC European Athletics Championships and earned two golds in the 100 meter and 200 meter events.[1][2][6] One of his golds came in the 200 meters.[7] He competed in the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, England where he finished 12th in the 100 meters and had a DNF in the 4 X 100 meter race.[1][2] The 100 meters was his first race of the Games.[8] He ran in the semi-finals with his guide in the 4x100 meter race on the seventh day of the Games.[9][10][11] He was one of twenty-four members of the Spanish athletics team. Competing at the Games as a 16 year old, he was the youngest member of the athletics thing.[12] In May 2013, he competed in the Spanish national championships, where he earned a gold medal in the 200 meters and a silver in the 100 meters.[13] In July 2013, he participated in the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Atletas ciegos preparan en Logroño su participación en Londres 2012 — Web de la ONCE" (in Spanish). 2008-09-16. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Joan Munar Martinez Of Spain And Andrey Koptev... Fotografía de noticias | Getty Images España | 151263179". 2012-09-05. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Picture". Shreveport Times. 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "La ONCE homenajea a los deportistas ciegos de Mallorca". Mallorca Confidencial. February 17, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Biography & Results — MUNAR MARTINEZ Joan" (in Spanish). Spain: Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Christoph Bausch holt EM-Titel — Mehr Sport, Sport" (in German). Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  9. ^ "Joan Munar Martinez Of Spain And Andrey Koptev... Fotografía de noticias" (in Spanish). Spain: Getty Images. 2012-09-05. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ "iPhone gallery picture". Shreveport Times. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "London Paralympics Athletics". 2012-09-05. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Spain confirm squad of 142 for London 2012 - — Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News". July 12, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Federación Española De Deportes De Personas Con Discapacidad Física" (in Spanish). Spain: May 26, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2013. 
  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: Retrieved July 24, 2012. 

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