Miguel Luque Ávila

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Luque and the second or maternal family name is Avila.
Miguel Luque Avila
Personal information
Nationality  Spain
Born (1976-09-21) 21 September 1976 (age 37)
Granollers, Barcelona, Spain
Sport
Sport Swimming

Miguel Luque Avila (born September 21, 1976 in Granollers, Barcelona) is a swimmer from Spain.

Personal[edit]

Luque was born on September 21, 1976 in Granollers, Barcelona. He has a physical disability.[1] In 2013, he was awarded the silver Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo.[2]

Swimming[edit]

Luque is an S5 type swimmer.[1] One of the reasons he competes in swimming is for the therapeutic benefits.[3] He is affiliated with the Spanish Federation of Sports for the Physically Disabled (FEDDF).[4]

Luque raced at the 2000 Summer Paralympics, earning a gold medal in the SB3 50 meter breaststroke.[1] He raced at the 2004 Summer Paralympics, and finished first in the SB3 50 meter breaststroke. He finished third in the 4 x 50 meter men's 20 point medley relay.[1] In 2007, he competed at the IDM German Open.[5] He raced at the 2008 Summer Paralympics, winning a bronze in the SB3 50 meter breaststroke.[1][6] In 2010, he competed at the Tenerife International Open.[7] He competed at the 2010 Adapted Swimming World Championship in the Netherlands. In advance of the competition, he attended a swimming camp with the national team that was part of the Paralympic High Performance Program (HARP Program).[8] He competed at the 2011 IPC European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany where he finished eighth in the 50 meter butterfly.[9][10] He finished first in the 50 meter breaststroke.[11]

In 2012, Luque competed at the Paralympic Swimming Championship of Spain by Autonomous Communities, finishing second in the 150 meter freestyle race.[12][13] From the Catalan region of Spain, he was a recipient of a 2012 Plan ADO scholarship.[14] He competed at the 2012 Summer Paralympics, earning a silver in the SB3 50 meter breaststroke.[1][3][6] After winning the medal, he was not sure if he planned to train for the 2016 Summer Paralympics. One of the reasons he cited was the competitive level following each Games increased and required greater levels of training in order to stay at the highest level.[3] He competed at the 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships.[15] He was one of fourteen swimmers from the CN Alcobendas swimming club to participate in a competition at South Park Rivas Vaciamadrid in December 2013.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ "El paralímpico extremeño Enrique Floriano recibe la Medalla de la Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). Region Digital. October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Miguel Luque: 'Un podio en mis cuartos Juegos es un éxito'. Natación/Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Terra.es. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Los mejores nadadores paralímpicos disputan el Campeonato de España en Murcia - Natación - Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Internationale Deutsche Meisterschaften im Schwimmen" (in German). Berlin, Germany: Paralympischer Sport Club Berlin. 
  6. ^ a b "Miguel Luque suma el único metal del día. Natación/Paralímpicos" (in Spanish). Spain: Terra.es. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten siete récords de España en el Open Internacional de Tenerife — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Los nadadores paralímpicos baten siete récords de España — ABC.es — Noticias Agencias" (in Spanish). Spain: ABC.es. 14 May 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Españoles logran siete medallas, tres de oro, en jornada inaugural en Berlín. NATACIÓN-PARALÍMPICA CTO.EUROPA" (in Spanish). Spain: Terra.es. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Teresa Perales suma su segunda plata en Berlín" (in Spanish). Spain: Aragondigital.es. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  11. ^ News Editor (2013-07-31). "La nadadora valenciana Anna Ortiz, campeona de Europa de 50 metros braza" (in Spanish). Spain: elperiodic.com. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tres récords nacionales en el Campeonato de España por Comunidades Autónomas de Natación Paralímpica — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Castellón acoge a los mejores nadadores en el Campeonato de España de Natación Paralímpica — Natación — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Spain: Estoesdxt.es. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Observatori Català de l'Esport OCE INEFC" (in Spanish). Observatoridelesport.cat. Retrieved November 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Deportes : La extremeña Isabel Yinghua Hernández competirá en el Campeonato del Mundo de Natación Paralímpica" (in Spanish). Spain: Extremaduradehoy.com. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Buenos resultados para la natación adaptada de Alcobendas" (in Spanish). Spain: Crónica Norte. Retrieved December 26, 2013.