José Antonio Sánchez

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José Antonio Sánchez
Medal record
Paralympic athletics
Competitor for  Spain
Paralympic Games
Gold 1992 Barcelona 4x400 metre relay - B1-B3
Gold 1996 Atlanta 800 metres - T11
Gold 1996 Atlanta 1500 metres - T11
Gold 1996 Atlanta 4x400 metre relay - T10-T12
Silver 1992 Barcelona 400 metres - B2
Silver 1992 Barcelona 800 metres - B2
Bronze 1992 Barcelona 1500 metres - B2

José Antonio Sánchez is a paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T11 800m events.


José Antonio competed in three Paralympics, winning a total of seven medals including four golds. His first games were his home games in 1992 in Barcelona where he won a bronze medal in the 1500m; a silver in the 800m in which Poland's Waldemar Kikolsji broke the games record; the 400m winning a second silver; and the 4x400m relay, winning a gold as part of the world record breaking Spanish team. He competed in three events in Atlanta in 1996 where he was undefeated, winning gold medals as part of the Spanish 4x400m relay team, in the 1500m and leading a Spanish 1,2,3 in the 800m. Unfortunately he only competed in the 400m at the 2000 Summer Paralympics and finished fourth in his heat and failed to make the final. [1]